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jBquity Gives Notice in New York Through Depqlies 
-—Money for Defense of Indicted Herrin« 111., 
Miners and to Fight Chicago Injunction 




' ' >l«n\ber4s of the Actors' Equity 
^soclatlon have been called on for 

^ AD assessment of%5 per capita by 
the American Federation, of Labor, 
With which Equity is affiliated. It 
Is the first time financial support 
trom actors has been asked by the 
A. F. of L. since Equity "went Into 
Hkbor." and it has caused more of a 
•tlr In membership ranks that any 
activity in Equity since the "closed 
Jdlop** movement was started. 

The money is to be used by the 

' JL F. of L. for le^ral matters, and 

the assessment was made at the 

wder of the Executive Council at 

-Washington. Part of the fund 

(Continued on page 25^ 


Reported Features Sought-r 
Castle, Bayes and Tanguay 
as "Strengtheners" > 


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Huslcal Comedy Producers on 

Broadway Rewarded for 

Advertising Display 

In a musical attraction on Broad- 
Way is a country store scene. The 
•how has an advertising display of 
4 national brand of ham for which 
(Continued on page 25) 

The Shubert unit shows are out 
for ••names," to strengthen the show, 
With the object, according to re- 
port, the Increase of the general ad- 
mission scale along the unit line 
from the present |1 to $1.50 top. 

It Is said the units hare placed 
Irene Castle, Nora Bayca and Eva 
Tanguay under contract for a num- 
ber of weeks with the privilege of 
(Continued on page 20) 

Business Off ; No One Knows 
Why; But Stock Market 
Break Partly Blamed — 
'*Music Box" SUrted Off 
with $32,000 Week- 
Stronger Than Last Year 


Joe Weber Working Too Hard Twice DaUy— 1 
Jacobs Disliked Prospects on Shubert Unit Time 
—"Rose Girl" Closed Last Saturday 




"Ptraons Unknown" Dies After 
Sixth Performanc* 


A. L. Erlanger and ChTtrles Dil- 
Ungham will erect a music hall i 
"West 44th street, the site being the 
•Wne as that purchased by Erlanger 
••veral years ago and orfginally 
^•signed, for a theatre and roof 

S&rden. It is understood the plans 

**U for a modest structure ani. the ' salary. The show was played out 

"Persons Unknown" took the 
season's quick flop record by clos- 
ing at the Punch and Judy Satur- 
day, after playing six performances. 
The mystery drama opened Wednes- 
night of last week, being produced 
by E. Ray Goeta, who decided to 
take it off following the adverse 
press opinion Thursday. The next 
quickest stopping was that of 
"Dolly Jordan," which quit at Daly's 
63d St., after playing Ave days 
(seven performances). 

Goetz was able to close without 
notice, the show in total not hav- 
ing played over four weeks and the 
players having received two weeks' 

The seasons second group of pro- 
ductions is ready for Broadway. 
Starting next week and continuing 
through the month the list will be 
replenished with more than a dozen 
new productions, the changes af- 
fecting at least 25 per c.nt. of the 
total number of current shows. 

The most active switch date is 
that of the week of Nov. 13, which 
is post-election time. Most of the 
shows moving booked out then to 
get the benefit of the holiday week 
in New York. 

Holidays are generally regarded 
as signals and withdrawals are 
dated immediately after or before 
such dates. Thanksgiving will see 
more switching, while the Christ - 

(Continued on page 17) 


Gross Figured to Top Every- 
thing in Picture History — 
At Criterion, N. Y. 


Cleveland $4,000,000 Vaudevil^ 
Theatre Opening Monday 

Ittof feature has been dropped. 

It is stated the house will have 
a policy akin to that of he Weber 
— SS^ Fields music hall, ll^ports arc 
William Collier and Sam Hernard 
already have been engaged for the 
Permanent cast. Travestle.s, bur- 
»««nue on current events, dr.imatir 
bits and numbers will make up the 
■how. all the material boing spe- 
cially written. Florence Heed is 
nasntloned for the dramatic tends. 

•. ?* ^^^ house is expected to be 
ready next season. 

of town first for two weeks, clos- 
ing down when no house was in 

"Pemons ITnknown," first known 
as "The Star Sapphire," also 
played two wetks on the second try. 
Four of the original cast were re- 
engaged/ one of the other two se- 
cured an cnKngoment elsewhere, 
while the show was off and the 
other was given two weeks salary. 
In that way the manager evaded 
entanglement with Equity regula- 

Cleveland, Nov. 1. 

Keith's Palace opens Monday. It 
will be a local event. Over 25,000 
applications have been received for 
tickets for the premiere. 

The house is pronounced the 
handsomest in America. Every de- 
tail, from construction to carpet 
tacks, has received the personal at- 
tention of E. F. Albee. 

An investment of $4,000,000, ex- 
clusive of the ground, i.s represented 
in the I'alace. It Is located on the 
best block in the city th;it has sev- 
eral other theatres also nn It.,, 

Three or four car loads of New 
York thcatrJcal nnn newspaper peo- 
ple will make n .Mpveial trip as the 
guests of the Keith organization for 
the opening. Jak Dempsey of the 
Keith staff has booked Elsie Janls, 
Ibach's Entertainers, Johnny Burke. 
Grace Hayes. Williams and Taylor, 
WMHe Schenk and others. 

Tiie sales organization of Par»,- 
mount has been started on the cam- 
paign of placing "Knighthood'' to 
follow the run at the Criterion, 
which is to end in January. It Is 
possible the plctur© is to play two 
weeks at the Kivoli, New York, with 
an additional two weeks at the Ri- 
alto following the Criterion engage- 
ment, although the Capitol has been 
bidding for the production for a two 
weeks' run at thaX house. 

The bigger circuits, Loew's, Fox 
(Continued on page 20) 

Baltimore. Nor. 1. 

The Weber & Fields Shubert 
vaudevlHe unit, "Reunited," is ex- 
pected to close here this week at 
the Academy, through Joe Weber 
feeling reluctant to continue the 
arduous labor of giving two full 
performances daily with his part- 
ner. Lew Fields. 

If the unit is disbanded Mr. Fields 
will likely Join his oWti unit. "The 
Ritx Olrls," on the Shubert vaude- 
ville circuit. 


Frank Cruikahank'a $100,000 Agree- 
ment With Fairbanks 

Frank Cruikshank, field manager 
of the Winter Garden shows for the 
Shuberts, resigned this week to ac- 
cept a newly created post as gen- 
eral world representative to Doug- 
las Fa,irbanks. The deal was closed 
on less than an hour's negotiation, 
through the activity of George M. 
Cohan, acting as the friend of bo i 
parties. Fairbanks had never met 
Cruikshank before, yet signed a con- 
tract calling for $100,000 in salaries 
over the period of the deal. 

Cruikshank is a circus and mu- 
sical show agent and manager of 
long standing, and was formerly 
general manager for Joseph M. 
Galtes and general agent for the 
SeUs-Floto interests. His new po- 
.sltlon involves evtry branch of the 
picture Indusiry as it affects Fair- 
J>aiil<s. Cruikshank is not repre- 
sented in any picture corporation, 
but the star himself, taking in press 
work, general promotional services, 
sronario reading or any negotia- 
tions of any nature. His headquar- 
ters will be In New Tork. 

The Jenie Jacobs-Jack Morris 
Shubert vaudeville unit "As You 
Were" will close Nov. 11, after fin- 
(Continued on page 25) 


Joe Yule Will Be Featured on 

Columbia Wheel Next Season 

—Started Playing "Bits" 

Joe Yule, one of the prt»cipal ' 
comedians witii the Columbia wheel 
show, "Temptations of 1922," started 
the current season with the troupo 
(Conttnusd on page 8) '' ' 


' Chicago, Nov. 1, 
The Ungunda fevM- Is prevalent 
to such an extent in the Southwest 
that It Is cutting Into show busi- 
ness. The disease does not result 
fatally and is not as serious as it* 
name sounds, but it lessens attend- 
ance at show houses for the reason 
that it brings about a condition de- 
scribed Has "no nmbish." 


haa iriven up hia "Anna 8p9nc«r, 
Inc.." to bncom« our aalea di- 
rector, lie will tell you why your 
Dext coBtumea khould be made by 


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Actress-Wife's Appeal From 
French Decree Up in High- 
est Court 

Leases Josephstat Theatre, Vienna 

— Julius Singer's House 

Albany, N. Y . Nov. 1. 

The Cnurt of Appeals of Now York ' 
State Is studying the appeal of 
Kdith K-Uy Could from the afllmia- 
tion of an order of Justice Mullan 
at the New York trial term, dis- 
mlssinir the complaint of her action 
for a divorce against Frank Jay 
Gould, noted millionaire. They 
were married in Scotland, Oct. 29, 
1910, and lived in New York city 
until Gould went to I'aris. where he 
has since lived. Mrs. Gould later 
took up her residence in England, 
tsince she has been suing Gould for 
a divorce, Edith Kelly Gould has 
returned to the stage, and for a 
time was the leading woman In the 
English musical comedy, "Pins and 

The action for a divorce was 
brought In this state in 1920 and 
Gould answered, setting up a de- 
fense that he had obtained a divorce 
from his wife in ParLs, in which he 
had named Mario Casa^<8us as the 
co-respondent. Mrs. Gould made 
default in this action and the de- 
cree waL affirmed by the Court of 
Appeal of France. Before this ac- 
tion was brought by Gould. Mrs. 
Gould had Instituted a div<^ce ac- 
tion In Paris and was awarded ali- 
mony of 3,000 francs a month pend- 
ing the trial. She did not prosecute 
the action further and the alimony 
stopped by action of the French 

In the action In this state, Mrs. 
Gould named Leonlo Rouques and 
Florence Lacaze of Paris as the co- 
respondents. Samuel Seabury, for- 
mer judge of 4he Court of Appeals 
and who was Democratic candidate 
for governor In 1916, appearing for 
Gould, contended that the French 
divorce was In accord with the laws 
of New York State and must be 
recognized under the comity of na- 
tions, and that the Nev» York action 
could not be maintained as she was 
no longer his wife. Former Supreme 
Court Judge Almet F. Jenks, repre- 
eenting Mrs. Gould, held that Gould 
was but temporarily residing In 
Paris and was In fact a resident bf 
this stfte, and the French court 
did not have jurisdiction to grant a 
valid divorce. » 

Vienna, Nov. 1. 

Max Relnhardt Is to remain In 
Europe despite all the rumors to 
the effi'Ct ho Is contemi»l;iting a trip 
to the I'nitt^d States to produce 
there for some other manaj^oment. 
Several weeks ago he signed a 
lease here for the Josephstat the- 
atre and will open that house under 
his direction next September. 

The present lessee, Jai;no, relin- 
quishes his tenancy in June, the 
house remaining dark until Sep- 
tember, whtn Uoinliardt takes pos- 
.se-ssion. Meantime Julius Singer, 
producer and owner of the Singers 
Midgets, who owns the theatre, will 
m.ake e,\tensivc alterations and re- 
decorate. . :'' : V . 



N. Y. Producer Answers Lon- 
don Statements — Woods 
J^ssumes Dean Was Sober 

Paris Play Pictures China and 

Germany Allied — Arouses 

Lively Comment 


Paris, get. 25. 

The new program last Friday at 
the Alhambra comprises Harry 
Pilccr, with his new partner, Win- 
nie Richmond, and the Red Devils 
Jazz band, Krcton's wonder dogs, 
Eltzoflf Russian troupe, Georgel, 
French vocalist; Gaston Palmer, 
conjurer; Irene Lafayette, Mutt and 
Jeff, colored comic a?robats; Man- 
uel Vega, Yamamoto and Koyoshi, 
Manuel Vega. Diva Aida, Two Ray- 
thers, Selmar, Mazolas Duo, Valen- 
tine Calzelll. This house is booked 
by Chas. Gulliver and the Variety 
Theatres Controlling Co. in London. 

The bill at the Olympla Includes 
Crete Wiesenthai, the dancer; 
Georglus, a local vocalist; Claudlne 
Boria, Rrownjng troupe, Carta. 
Jaw balancer;' D'Anouge, jumper; 
Yvonne Regis, Itoyal Boys, Darly- 
Dupree and Fred Orllnsky, Nieve 
Alonso dogs. Lea Australia, trapeze; 
Line Danges. 

There are also vaudeville shows 
at the Nouveau Cirque, Cirque dc 
Paris and Cirque Medrano. 

Paris, Nov. 1. 

Gustave Tery's three-act piece, 
"Fruits Defendus," was produced at 
the Odeon Oct. 27, and aroused 
lively comment. It deals in part 
with the imaginary next war 20 
years hence. The struggle is pic- 
tured as being fought with chem- 
icals, anfl has Germany alll.ed with 
China and Russia, and Invading 
France. America sides with France 
after the war opens. 

Warfare, however, is only one 
phase of the play which really con- 
cerns itself with social problems. 
Tho title signifies "Forbidden 
Fruit," a. reference to Illegitimate 

The central character is a 
marquis who gains fame as an 
author. He rf'cognizes the neces- 
sity of repopulating the country, 
and advocate? protection of dis- 
honored women and recognition of 
fatherless child/en. His dayghter 
befriends a maid servant wlfb has 
been seduced by a colotilal soldier. 

The daughter herself becomes the 
misLress of a young doctor ordered 
to the war zone. She expects a 
baby when the doctor Is reported 
killed. In this crisis the Marquis 
turns back on tho principles he has 
advocated, and the daughter pre- 
pares to face her trial alone when 
the doctor returns. The young peo- 
ple are married and live happily. 

Tery is editor and owner of a 
Paris newspaper called L'Oeuvre. 
His pl.iy ha. a quasi-political com- 
plexion. It is well acted. 

New York, Oct 27. 

Editor Variety :-r- 

Tlie current Issue of Variety con- 
tains, under a London dateline, 
some reported comment of Mr. 
Basil Dean on my production of 
"East of Suez" at the Eltlnge the- 
atrtv According to the published 
statement, Mr. Dean says (1) that 
the whole thing was altered by the 
American producer; (2) that there 
was no spectacle at all; (3) that 
the last act was entirely changed; 
(4) that the leading lady was given 




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Joe Halbart and Joe Erber and 

Joe Erber and Joe Halbart and 

Frank Van Hoven and Joe Halbart 

„ „ „„. i„,„^« „„i /c^ *v.,* *»,... a >i<l Me an«l Joe Erber and Me and 

a song and dance, and (5) that the < j^^ ^rber and Joe Halbart and Joe 

Halbart and Frank Van Hoven and 
Mister Frank \'an Hoven and Joe 
Halbart and Joe Erber with no 


Romance of Columbus' Lieu^ 

tenant in Verse Scores— 

Author a Poet 

play is a failure. 

Asstiming that Mr. Dean was 
sober on the several occasions when 
he saw my production, when he 
jnade the alleged remarks an(Pwhen 
he read the London reviews of his 
own production, I beg leave to re- 
fute his false and unsportsmanlike 
statements. The ridiculous asser- 
tion that "East of Suez" Is a failure 
needs hardly any comment; the 
fact is that with only 890 seats in 
the Eltinge theatre we are doing al- 
most as much gross business as the 
London company in the huge His 
Majesty's theatre. If he said that 
the heroine was given a song and 
dance, he simply lied, as anyone 
can see for hims If who cares to 
witness the play. 

As for his other assertions, he 
may be interested to know that all 
changes made in the play were 
made With tho sanction and underr 
standing of Mr. Maugham, and not 
by the American producer, who, un- 
like Mr. Dean, has not yet confused 
the business of producing with tho 
pride of Imaginary authorship. It 
was agreed between Mr. Maugham 
and myself that it was a'lvisable to 
present the play In New York as a 
drama and not a« a spectacle; Mr. 
Dean took the other tack;, and he 
Is hereby referred to the London 
reviews to see what ' succes^ he 
made of it. In our own v'ernacular, 
they Just "kidded" him. The 
chahges in the last act were made 
also with Mr. Maugham's consent; 
the sanction of Mr. Dean Is there- 
fore unnecessary. 

AVho and what is Mr. Dean?" As 
Shaw once said of a far more ! 
eminent person, "How did he be- 
come celebrated?" A. If. Woods. 

mister and Frank Van Hoven and 
two ' other people with no names 
called McfBride and Tracey and Me 
and Frank Van Jloven and you too 
and me and Frank Van Hoven. Joe 
Erber and Joe Erber and myaelf 
and me and Frank Van Hoven an* 
if you think I'm going to keep this 
up all nlte you'll have to get Wllkie 
Bard to help me. And me and Joe 
Erber and me and Joe Halbart and 
me and myself afid me and 



Called "Passion" Over Here — 

Historical Personages in 

Unfavorable Light 

Meantime Harding, who is Henry 
VllI in "Knightltood," nas received 


Paris, Nov. 1. 

Claude Rogers Marx, grandson of 
Karl Marx, t^he socialist, is author 
of the thr^e-act comedy, "La Penn- 
slonalre," produced at the Theatre 
rtes Arts Oct. 25. It was fairly well 
received In spite of Its Indifferent 
acting and antiquated argument. 

The story ha to do wllh a pam- 
pered girl, who Insists upon marry- 
ing a budding author, although he 
is lukewarm toward the proposition 
and at first spurns the girl's ad- 
vances. He marries afterward for 
mercenary reasons, but the mar- 
riage remaln.s unconsummated and 
tho wife remains on the status of 
a boarder in the home. Hence the 
title, "La I'ennslornaire." 

She bears much humiliation with 
fortituue, nr d at length wins the 
aftection of her husband. 


Marital Tangles in Piece at Paris 
Potiniere~"Blanchfleur" Added 

Lucien Glcize's 

Paris, Nov. 1. 
three-act farce, 

Paris, Nov. 1. 

The French censor has prohibited 
the exhibition of the German plc~ 
ture "La Du Barry," which con- 
cerns the mistress of King Louis 
XV., Mme. Du Barry. This is the 
Ufa picture presented In America 
under the title of "Passion." 

The objection Is based on the con- 
tention that foreign producers mis- 
Interpret the characters of histori- 
cal personages and place them In 
the most unfavorable light. 

This objection was made by a 
certain section of the Paris public, 
which made demonstrations at the 
showing of GrifRlli's 'pioluie, "Or- 
phans of the Storm." . » 


Paris, Nov. 1. 

The Russian troupe from Moscow 

called Balagantchik, with a mixed 

program resembling that of Balleff's 

Bat Theatre Company of Moscow, Is 

"Amour Veut Rire," was produced j appearing at the Comedie dea 
at the Potlniere Oct. 27 and was ^ Champs Elysccs under the direction 
nicely received. The plot concerns ^ of Jacques Hebcrtot, from Oct. 20 
an interfering friend who advises , to Nov. 9. 

a sentimental man to relinquish his j The stars include Miles. Agramova 
betrothed because the man's brother and Garchlna, of St. Petersburg 

Paris, Nov. 1. 

At the Comedie Francaise, Oct. 2t 
was produced the three-act play ^ 
verse, "Le Chevalier de Colombre," 
by Francois Porchet, dealing wit'n 
the romantic and domestic adven. 
tures of Columbus' lieutenant, Don 
Vincent de Garrovillaa. It far«4 
nicely at the hands of the critlci, 
and has the prospect ot a popular 

After Garrovillas* return from tHe 
discovery of America, his sister^ 
husband, who has been mani log 
the lieutenant's property, arranget 
for Garrovillas' marriage to the 
youthful Beatrice to defeat the pur- 
pose of the restless seaman to stil 
the estates and help finance another 
voyage with Columbus. The scheme 
is to keep the adventurer at home 
by family ties. 

The mlddle-ag^d Garrovillas lovei 
Beatrice. He becomes Jealous upon 
learning that the girl still loves » 
formei* sweetheart, Don Pords, a 
young nriilltary officer. Garrovillaa 
learns the truth when he sudden^ 
declares Poros Is dead, and Beatrice 
swoons at the news. Garrovillaa 
and Poros meet while Poros Is on a 
recruiting mission, and the wrath« 
ful husband seeks to kill his rival, 
but upon realizing that the officer i» 
also a patriot feels that he himself 
cannot make B^trice happy, and 
disappears, after leaving instruct 
tlona which will pave the way for 
the marriage of the lovers. ThA 
he goes on a distant voyage with 

The text is rich In poetic beauty 
and has many delightful passagei^ 
but Porchet is a poet rather than A 
dramatist. The piece is splendldlf 
mounted and the acting Is f!:>wlci;a« 
/Mme. Simone assisted with the 
production, which has 15 speakinjc 
parts. LeBargy Is the producer and. 
also plays Garrovillas superbly, 
Mme. Ventura Is creditable as Bee« 
trice. Fresnay in the part of Poroi 
Is splendid. 

loves her desperately. 

' Opera. The troupe Is supposed to 

After her marriage the girl and eome from the fair at Moscow. The 
her husband are estranged, and she | main Items arc Sentimental Duet In 
becomes the mistress of the Inter? ' 1840, The Czar's SWeetheart. Eng- 
ferlng friend. All efforts to patch Week at Moscow, Le Dernier 
up the shattered romance are de- Adieu, Russian Coachman, Gopak, 
feated by plotters, who compromise ; The Volga, Little Russia, Tzigane 
all hands in various spicy situations, , Chorus, Russian Peasants and Songs 
by which the husband and wife are \ of Soldiers, 
permanently separated. ' The piece 


London, Nov. L 
Lynn Harding is nftt^r the fJnj^li^h 
rights to Arthur Hopkins' "Hairy 
Ape" and it is said Mr. Harding 
very much wants to play the lead 
of that American jiiece 

, wh 


an offer to return to New York for 
a series of historical film produc- 
tions, conter^plated by Cosmopoli- 
tan, which made "Knighthood." 


143 Charing Cross Roa ^ 


Director, JOHN TILLER 



226 West 46th St , New York 
rboDc tlBYANT 4SS3 


Paris, Nov. 1. 

In order to provide extra revenue 
the French government Is consider- 
ing a propo.sitlon to tax broad-cast- 
ing radio stations 100,000 francs per 
500 watts. This wou^l end radio 

If the bill of the Ministry of Posts 
and Telegraphs goes throuirh the 
Eiffel Tower will be called on for. a 
tax of about 1,500,000 francs a year 
for distributing concert program.s 
as at present, without any means of 
collecting a fee from those receiving 
them. Mcrcover, the l-'renfh Trea.s- 
ury is credited with the of tax- 
ing who possess receiving in- 

Is full of diverting dialog. 

On the same program is Jacques 
Thery's amusing one-act comedy, 
"Blanchfleur," which depicts a bud- 
ding author seeking to produce a 
tragedy of that title, mistaking a 


. ■•■■ '^ •' ' •■ London, Nov. 1. 
'Coming Through the Rye," 

adapted from Helen Mather's novel 
and put on by Godfrey T'^arle. 

disreputable resort for a literary i ^'^^'"^^ •'^*^ "^"''""'"^■'^'**^ ^^^"'^''^y- 


"Knighthood," Then "Orphans" 

London, Nov. 1. 

"When K n i g h t h o o d Was in 

Flovv'cr," the Cosmopolitan (.\merl- 

can) special film production that 

opened Oct. 2 at the Scala, clo.-ed 


London, Nov, 1. 

The reviewers con»iented favor- 
ab'v upon the London production of 
"The Cat and the Canary," pro- 
duced Oct. 31 at the .Shaftesbury. 
Mention was m.'ule in reviews of the 
excellent acting. 

The present company is Inferior 
to the New York cast and the piece 
hero is taken in too slow a tempo. 

It is reported here as a sugary 
dramatization of a mushy best 


Paris, Oct. 22. 
-' Emanuel Relcher, connected wItK 
the New York Theatre Guild, is in 
Berlin, particularly studying the or- 
ganization of tho People's Theatre 
ther*». Tn en interview he stated 
there is the "theatre* in New York, 
but not the "peq^le." 

James K. Hackett has been in 
Paris on a visit, crossing the chan- 
nel from London to see the ne^, 
season's productions. He has been 
Invited to again appear at the Ode(^ 
as Hamlet and also Shylock In "The 
Merchant of Venice," b.ut ha/i not 
yet accepted. . < 

Hnn-y Pllcer Is dancing at ffe| 
Acacias cabaret, I'aris, with the R^ 
Devils jazz band, which accom^ 
panied him at the Alhambra. Hangr 
Cahlll, of war-davs fame as a eU? 
of the Argonne Players, Is worklnii 
an engagement at the So-Different 
cabaret, Paris, assisted In songs and 
dances by Fay Harcourt. 


^Tarie Monlbay.on, formerly a po])- 
ular I'rtiich operetta artiste, wife 
of Georges Orsier, ex-man.nirer of 
the Amblgu theatre, Paris, <iitd Oct. 
18, in that city, aged 02 years. 


Paris, Nov. 1.' 
"Femmes" ("Women"), by Leopold 
Marchand, is already being rehearsM 
at the Theatre du Vaudeville, which 
would indicate a long run of Eiu- 
gene Drleux's "L'Avocat" Is not 8ini«- 
tlclpated by the Sylvestre manage* 
ment. ' 


Londcn, Nov. 1., 
Wal Pink died Oct. 27 of pne»» 
monia, contrnrte.! v.liile attendlnf 
the opening perfurinanjo of Albert 
de Courville'.-i new rovuo, "Rings of 
Smclce," at Shetlh-ld. Ho had au- 
thored the piece, 


"Battling Butler" Deferred 

London. Nov^ 1 j announced 
The Amer»cari tour proposed for 

•Rattling P.utler.' and whi;-h Jack ' j ■ . 

luicharnn had arranged, will bo de- [ 
ft-rred until after th" piopo ])1 ly.s 
the Oxford, here, opening Dec. 11. i 

Lon<lon. Nov. 1. 
"The Smith Family" at the Km 
plre will be withdrawn Nov. 11. At I varoz. Trealla conipMiiy; cn-tobef 
this time its successor has not been Carrived In New VciiO lOniil Cldi 


Rrporfod throuRh Paul Tausig & 
I Son, 104 Ka.-t Four'.eentli street; 
I November 9 (from N'W V^rrW* 
I Bill and Blmidy (,\!oin;t (Mny): Ck- 
I lohor 2S (arrived in Xtw York), AI* 

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FOSTEiiS A®EnCY, Lia7 

"Mid-Channel" Old-Fashiorcd 

there Oct. 27, 1 London, Nov. 1. 

It has brtn succccdt-d by the!* Tho revival "of "Mld-Channrl" at 
Griffith picture, "Orphans of the • the Royalty :Monday merely 8h')W<«l 



the piece now looks old-fashioned. 


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Friday, November 8, 1922 

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jUigle of Political Campaign — Smith's Meetings 
Up State Overflow — Gov. Miller Reticent in 
' Stating Attitude — Former Jurist's Opinion 



^' , Albany. Nov. 1. 
Campalffninar of the two rival can- 
didates for Governor up state came 
to a close Saturday with a tnass 
meeting by Governor Miller in Al- 
IMtny. *Some degree of enthusiasm 
was displayed by the audience, 
which was a creditable one in size. 

This A'as due to two reasons. The 
organization had previously mailed 
reply postal cards to every state 
employe, urging their attendance at 
the rally, asking a reply that they 
had or had not attended; the United 
States Marine Band of Washington, 
simultaneously with the Miller 
meeting, gave a concert in the ar- 
mory, immediately adjoining Har- 
manus Bloecker hall, where the 
Miller meeting was hold, and the 
several hundred people who were 
unable to gain access to the armory 
f came over to the political rally. 
> Outside of the cities a general po- j 
^ lltical apathy prevails all over the | 
upper part of the staUr. Governor I 
Miller has been speaking to fair- 
sized audien«ep. while Al Smitli. tho 
Democratic inominee, has drawn 
crowds far in excess of the capacity 
of any hail he has been able to 
obtain. • : , 

The campaign up state closed 
with the issues clearly drawn. C5ov- 
emor Miller refusing to state his 
fOsition on the question of light 
Wines and beers and his attitude 
toward the enactment of further 
Mne law8, while former Governor 
Smith has made his position en- 
tirely clear on the subject. 

Keen political observers who have 
made a careful survey up state pre- 
dict Smith will carry 30 out of 58 
.cities outside Greater New York and 
about a dozen counties, whereas 
Miller two years ago in the Harding 
landslide carried every county out* 
side of the greater city. 

In the up state wet belt Republi- 
can leaders are spreading the propa- 
ganda that the election of Al Smith 
can do nothing toward securing light 
wines and beer; that the matter is 
a nalloiiiil arTalr and that llii» ulale 
is without authority to legislate 
anything at variance with the Vol- 
stead act. This Is a little far 
fetched. As an experienced legis- 
lator and former judge remarked a 
few days ago: 

"It is high time somebody put a 
stop to the idea that New York state 
Is without power to do anything to 
secure to its citizens the reasonable 
two of light wines and beer. It is 
true nothing can be accomplished If 
nothing is attempted and the mat- 
ter of the enforcement of prohibition 
is allowed to drift along until the 
law is as lightly regarded as the pro- 
hibition to drive a hack. for pleasure 
on Sunday.s. Certain It Is that un- 
less something is started soon the 
bootleggers, who. with the Anti- 
Saloon League, want prohibition, 
will have built up a moneyed aris- 
tocracy ^ifllcient in power to nip In 
the inception any liberal movement. 
"A number of things could be 
done. The legislature could repeal 
the Mullau-Gage enforcement law 
and then, as a matter of necessity 
and health, enact a light wines and 
beer law. 'But this would be uncon- 
stitutional.' say some. We don't 
know whether it would or not. 
Within the past ten years, as a mat- 
ter* of necessity and for protection 
of public health, the highest court 
*n the land has held constitutional 
measures which in normal times and 
under normal conditions wou d novcr 
have been thought of. 

"The rent laws affect InK C;reater 
New York mif^ht be cited an one ex- 
ample, and more recently the law 
''reating a state fuel .'idniini.strator 
to rei?uiato the (liHtril)ution and price 
of fuf'J. I'.otu (.f those onactm« nt.« 
were raaile in respon.'-e to a cry of 
neocHsity affopting the health "and 
f tlio pi«'i»(lc\ an 1 i!: > :e:U 


laws have been sustained by 
United States Supreme Court. 

"Suppose New York state, New 
Jersey, Massachusetts. Rhode Island 
and Ohio should place upon their 
statute-books a light wines and l>eer 
law, declaring that in the opinion of 
the legislature a public necessity 
exists affecting the health and 
morals and welfare of the people, 
and at the same time petition Con- 
gress to so modify the Volstead act 
ari to legalize the statute? Would 
the courts, whose machinery is al- 
ready clogged to their capacity with 
X'olstead act violation**, lightly de- 
clare the measure a mere scrap of 
paper, and would Congress ignore 
completely the request of these sov- 
ereign states for relief? I thln'.t 
not." concluded the ex-jurist. 


Labor Behind Nominee for Kings 
Co. Supreme Court 

Ferrari Sues Piatov — Alleges 

Persuaded Away Wife — 

Both Bruised in Fight 

Martin Ferrari, husband of Miss 
Natalie (Sascha Piatov and Natalie), 
lias retained Eli Johnson In a 1100,- 
000 alienation of affections suit 
against Sascha Piatov. Infidelity Is* 
alleged since Aug; 15, 1921, in New 
York, Atlantic City. Mexico City, 
London, Paris, Denmark, Madrid 
and Berlin. 

The alleged alienation Is set forth 
as having been accomplished by 
Piatov's showering Mrs. Ferrari 
(Natalie) with presents and money. 

The Ferraris were married Nov. 
22, 1917, in Atlantic City. Mrs. Fer- 
rari's maiden name was Dorothy 
May Davon. 

Monday Ferrari and Piatov en- 
gaged in a fisticuff encounter in the 
office of Joe Sullivan, the agent. 
Both were badly bruised. Piatov 
stated he would swear out a warrant 
for I-'errafi's arrest for assault and 
battery. His attorneys, Kendler & 
Goldstein, advised him to t|ike the 
usual procedure of appearing before 
a magistrate If he cared to proceed 
In that manner. 

Either side refused to comment on 
a long-rumored divorce proceeding. 


Present Good Front Until Wednesday Mid-day- 
F. P. and Rest Break Old Points of Resistance- 
Leaders at 92 — Orpheum at 21 Vz; Loew, 18% 


William B. Carswell. Democratic 
nominee for Supreme Court Justice 
for Kings county, has been indorsed 
by James Holland, "president of the 
Central Federation of Labor in New 
York. Ca^swell served in the State 
Senate during 1913-lC. and was one 
of the three responsible for the 
state compensation law, of benefit to 
all of the stagehands. He opposed 
all picture bills that had anything 
to do with censorship, also all bills 
aimed at Sundaj' theatrical per- 
formances, in addition to all mali- 
cious legislation aimed at theatricals 


' , -; ; London. Nov. 1. 

"My Old Dutch" will open at the 
Lyceum Nov. 13. for four weeks, 
prior to the panto season. Albert 
Chevalier will be In the "Dutch" 
revival, which goes in after "Old 
Bill" goes out. 


London. Nov. 1. 

The Comedie Francaise Players at 
the Coliseum Monday pTayed a tab- 
loid of "Hamlet" in their native 

Mildly received by the major por- 
tion of the audience. \' 


Maurice Abrahams, for years 
Identlfled with the Waterson, Berlin 
& Snyder Co. as general professional 
manager in the New York office, 
severed connections with the mui^ic 
house Saturday. Abrahams is now 
vacationing In Boston with his wife. 
Belle Baker, who Is playing the local 
Keith house there. Joe Hiller, for- 
mer W-B-S manager in Pittsburgh, 
was brought in Monday to take 
charge of the metropolitan profes- 
sional staff. 

Abrahams may^go into the music 
business for himself. Several years 
ago as Kalmcr, Puck &; Abrahams, 
he was an Independent music pub- 
lichcr... nominally, although it was 
really a W-B-S subsidiary. 


London. Nov. 1. 
"The Broken Wing" finishes its 
run at the Duke of York's Nov. 11. 
and win be followed by the Beecham 
operatic version of "The Merchant 
of Venice." . 

The amusement stocks, after pre- 
senting an excellent front to sur- 
rounding weakness and heavy 
pounding on the whole list, gave 
ground Wednesday. All three of the 
listed stocks went through their old 
points of resistance and st^ood from 
hV* to \oVi under their best prices 
for the year. Famous Players sold 
at 92. compared to the top of 107^1 ; 
Orpheum at 2lV{j against 28 and 
Loew at 18% compared to 23%. 
Even Ooldwyn got to a new bottom 
since Its listing, clianging hands at 
6 flat. 

These levels are all below the 
points at which the issues have 
made a determined stand during the 
progressive decline that had con- 
tinued for about two weeks. In the 
case of Famous Players an excellent 
showing was made as high as 98 
where its drifting was checked for 
a long time. That stock turned 
quiet as the price declined and it 
held to within a fraction of 94 until 
tthe last hour Wednesday. Support 
was lacking there, and within ten 
minutes the quotations dropped 
from 93>/j to 92 in three successive 
trades. Kven at their lows, however, 
the amusements did vastly better 
than some of the speculative lead- 
ers, especially the high priced ones. 
Half a dozen of the copper stocks 
got Into new low ground for the 
jear. So did tire and rubber issues 
and the high priced shares like 
Baldwin, Standard of N. J. and 
Mexican. There were not lialf a 
dozen strong points in the list. 

Pools Stand Pat 

It was regarded as signlllcant that 
the theatre Issues made an orderly 
retreat and trading turned quiet on 
the decline. Indications were that 
the pools behind the stocks were 
merely standing pat and price 
changes were ruled by the trans- 
actions of minor outside speculators 
made uneasy by the general situa- 

tion. Dally turnovers were weH be- 
low the average In all cases. 

The annual statement of Loew. 
Inc., Inspired varying views. l"»arti- 
san^ of the stock pointed to th« 
hirge reduction of loans and other 
obligations and read into the figures 
an efCort to make drastic revision 
of inventory. To support the fatter 
Idea they pointed to the Item of 
13,600,000 charged to amortization 
of fllfns released and to the item 
"extraordinary charges to surplus" 
(Continued on p ige 45) 


Independent Candidats For R«* 

John P. Cohalan. independent 
candidate for Surrogate, will poll a 
tremendous vote in Manhattan next 
Tuesday, despite word has gone 
forth from both the Democratic and 
Republican organizations that Co- 
halan must be defeated. 

Murphy is reported as regarding 
the Cohalan-O'Brlen battle as the 
most important one on the ticket, 
for it will be a personal slight to 
Murphy should the voters of Man- 
hattan return Cohalan to the Sur- 
rogate Court. 

Cohalan is entitled to the vote of 
every fair-minded citizen in Man- 
hattan on his record alone, not to 
speak of his fitness for the Surro- 
gate's duties. He Is completing a 
14-year teem, sacrificing opportuni- 
ties to build up a private practice as 
a lawyer, and has been endorsed by 
the Bar Association as one of the 
ablest and' most fearless Judges on 
the Bench. 

Cohalan's name will appear in 
group 11 on the regular ballot. A 
cross before his name will assure 
the voter the Judiciary will not be- 
come a football to be kicked here 
and there at the pleasure of the two 
political bosses. 


London. Nov. 1. 

a sufficient estate, after paymejit of 
debts and liabilities, of the late 
Marie Lloyd to cover the legacies 
bequeathed In her will. 


Paris, Nov. 1. 
Fred Weede, vaudeville singer 
from Vienna, is sailing for New 
York on the "Majestic*' Nov. 8. 
He proposes to appear in New York 
<^abaret8, singing in English. 


London, Nov. 1. 

It is now anticipated there will be ^ The Stoll Film Co. has announced 

that since the public expects and 
exhibitors demand big pictures, a 
big picture policy will be Stoll's dur- 
ing 1923. 






\Vh<» i.s a candidal*' on tlic DemfKrulie lleket for Judge of the Cou.l 
(if Cem-ral-ScsHions for IIk- Couiitx of .New York. 

Judge Collins will lereive the theatrical vote and is deserving of It. 
for hi« interest in theatricals and theatrical people; besides his Judicial 
^tau<l on the question of Siiiulay pf rformance.s when that came before 
Ijiro. Jutlge Collins retulered fr(jnj the bench an able and fearless 
decision, with tiie theatres pla.\ inp .Sunday shows in the Metropolis sinc^ 
then free from inspired annoyance, . 

•M • ^' 

A million men 

have turned to 

One Eleven 


a firm verdict for 

superior quality. 





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Friday, November 3, 1022 



Complaint of Max Hart Under Sherman Act Against 
Big Time Vaudeville Interests Dismissed — Deci- 
sion May Be Appealed From — U. S. Supreme 
Court's ''Baseball" Decision Quoted— Point Now 
Definitely Settled Unless Opinion Is Reversed by 
Higher Court n 

The Max Hart double action 
against the Keith Vaudeville Ex- 
change, its subsidiary corporations, 
officials and associates, brought be- 
fore Hon. Julian W. Mack in the 
U. S. Circuit Court for the 
Southern District In New York, 
was dismissed Tuesday morning, 
upon motion of the defense, on the 
ground that neither the plaintiff n'or 
defendants were enpaged in inter- 
state commerce, and therefore the 
Federal Court had no Jurisdiction 
over the subject matter stated. 

The actions called for a case at 
law in which Hart asked $5,250,000 
damages, And a case in equity in 
w^hich he asked for an injunction 
restraining the defendants from ih- 
terfering with his business as a "big 
time" vaudeville agent. By mutual 
consent, both sides signed a writ- 
ten stipulation that Judge Mack 
would hear both actions jointly, 
waiing a jury. By hla decision, both 
actions were dismissed out of the 
Federal court. 

Martin W. Littleton of Hart coun- 
sel entered an exception to the de- 
cision and will appeal. If the 
higher tribunal upholds Judge 
Mack's opinion, the much -mooted 
question of vaudeville's relation to 
interstate commerce wil> be settled 
for all time, and will remain settled 
meantime by Judge Mack's opinion. 
Mr. Littleton is counsc) for Jenle 
Jacobs in a similar action, awaiting 
trial, but announced that would 
be held up pending the final decision 
in the Hart case. 

The Hart hearing lasted but one 
day. After Mr. I "ttleton's opening 
address Monday, followed by the 
argument of Maurice Goodman of 
the Keith counsel and Charles Stu- 
din for the Orpheum Circuit, it re- 
mained for nothing but the motion 
to dismiss for Judge Mark to hand 
down his sweeping decision. 

Axman & Kppstein, counsel for 
Hart, had s|>ent almost an entire 
year, not to mention the actual 
cash outlay. In preparing the case. 
Both sides had expected the trial to 
drag along for at least a month, but 
with the baseball decision of the 
U. S, Supremo Court Introduced by 
the defense as a precedent, the fin- 
ish was quickly evident the first 

It Is understood the Hart attor- 
neys accepted the case on a contin- 
gency fee, consequently their time 
and labor represent a total loss. At 
the last stage Mr. Littleton was 
called in to handle the action and, 
in addition to amending the com- 
plaint, he supervised the attack of 
plaintiff's side. 

Prevailing Opinion, Exploded 

Ever since the consolidation of 
the United Booking Offices, the 
vaudeville managerial interests have 
been considered subject to legal at- 
tack under the Sherman and Clay- 
ton acts, the general prevailing 
opinion having been that vaudeville, 
if it ever came to an i.ssuc at court, 
wou2d be ruled as Interstate com- 
merce, and until the Sui)reme Court 
handed down the baseball decision 
(which appears in full in this is- 
sue), the vaudeville interests avoid- 
ed oi»en combat on the question, 
preferring to allow the subject to 
remain in abeyance until the last 
possible moment. 

When the H. B. Marine. li nciion 
was discontinued several yoars apo, 
show business decided that event- 
ually a Federal court acti'^^n wci'M 
be recorded where the issue couldn't 
be dodged, and those group.s, antag- 
onistic to the E. F. Albeo reign, 
pinned their hopes on the Hart 
case to open up the business for the 
natural unlimited Investlpraiion'^ 
possible if vaudeville were classed 
fUi interi,tatc commerce. ' 

Casting aside the finding of the 
Federal Trade Commission after its 
Investigation of the vaudeville busi- 
nes.s, and considering the Clifford 
Fisher action as a poorly construct- 
ed attack In the same direction, the 
Hart case looked to those interested 
AS the bcst^and last possible chance 

for anyone to procure a decision 
against the vaudeville powers. 
Asents Are Worried 
With Judge Mack's opinion de- 
cidincT the vaudeville business be- 
yond the jurisdiction of the Federal 
courts, and prohibiting the chances 
of similar actions cropping up in 
the future, the colony of agents now 
franchised with the Keith office are 
looking around for a soft place to 
alight, for it has been a matter of 
open discussion for several -years 
that if the shadow of interstate 
commerce wus ever removed from 
the vaudeville part, a general house- 
cleaning of agents would ensue. 
Those agents who heretofore have 
been refused admission In the book- 
ing offices OB who had their fran- 
chises revoked, looked longingly for 
a favorable decision in the Hart 
case, possibly figuring on similar 
actions but Judge Mack's opinion 
shatters their legal ambitions. 

Likewise the remaining "Die- 
Hards" comprising the former 
White Rats Actors' Union officials 
wore dealt a staggering blow by the 
decision, for they had looked long- 
ingly to Department of Justice in.- 
vestigations and any number of 
anti-trust actions in Federal courts 
following a ruling on the interstate 
commerce question. Harry Mount- 
ford attended the Monday session. 
He made himself conspicuous in his 
usual manner, and was also present 
at the reading of the court's find- 
ing, disappearing from the room 
immediately after it was delivered. 

Upwards of 100 witnesses were 
subpoenaed by the plaintiff, but 
none had an opportunity to testify. 
The indiscriminate distribution of 
Subpoenaes had a tendency to sway 
opinion rather against the com- 
plainant in this instance, for the 
majority were summoned to appear 
much against their will, and in 
many cases the feeling existed that 
Hart was jeopardizing their inter- 
ests to further his own. 

The entire case for the defense 
was arranged by Maurice (Goodman, 
Senator Walters and Charles Stu- 
din. Mr. Goodman directed the de- 
fense at the hearing, a*id whatever 
spoils go to the victor rightfully be- 
long to him. 

Last of Lengthy List 

This case winds up a string of 
similar actions begun against the 
Keith Interests, but to date the de- 
fenfe has always returned victori- 

The H. B. Marinell! Agency action 
against the United Booking Offices 
was discontinued by agreement. 
Frank Bohm's case in the Supreme 
Court against the Collection Agency 
wa^ dlsmiesed. The Charles Born- 
haupt case was discontinued. Judge 
Learned Hand dismissed the Clif- 
ford Fihcher suit. The White Rats 
effort to have the license of the 
booking offir revoked was dis- 
missed by tne License Commis- 
sioner, The Federal Trade Com- 
mission reported In favor o*" the 
vaudeville interests as finding of 
their investigation. Cases brought by 
Edwai.. Clarke, Amman & Hartley, 
and Keough & Nelson all went by 
the boards, and the White Rat 
realty matter was never tried. 
There is now pending the Jacobs 

Among Those Present 
When court convened Monday 
morning in the old Post Oflice build- 
ing, about 25 8ubj)oenaed witnesses 
and others interested U\ the out- 
come of the action wjre assembled 
in tile corridors, among them Harry 
Mountford, James Filzpatiiek. Ed- 
ward Clark and Ernest Carr. all for- 
mer officials of the Wlnte Hats 
Actors' Union. During the brief 
argumejit of counsel Mountford oc- 
< iij).* (1 a seat at the same tal>lo with 
Hart's attorneys and oofasioiially 
passed a written role to M.irtin W. 
Littleton. It was stated by 
renco Axman (also of Hart's coun- 
sel) that Mou itford hud no ixr.sonal 
connection with their efforts, but 
provided them with Invaluable aid, 


Kcndcrcd in U. 8. District Court of Few York, October 31, 
Before Hon. Julian W. Mack, Circuit Judge 

The Court (orally): Gentlemen, 1 have not prepared any opinion 
In this zn&lter, but the conclusijDns I reached yesterday, upon further 
study, are confirmed. 

It seema to me that the question Is not whether Interstate com- 
merce. Interstate transportation of property and persons. Is neces- 
sarily, contemplated and necessarily results from the transactions. 
Of course, It does. It does In the, baseball case. There, It was 
necessarily contemplated that there* should be an interstate trans- 
portation of baseball players and Interstate transportation neces- 
sarily results. 

If the criterion laid down by Judge Hand in his decision In the 
Marlnelll case had been adopted by the Supreme Court, this case 
would be clear, because it falls clearly within the Marlnelll case. 
In my Judgment, however, the Supreme Court in the baseball case 
has hot adopted that criterion, but it adopted one which practically 
Is that the dominant object of the parties in respect to the matters 
complained of must affect or be interstate commerce; and In my 
judgment, that is so neither in the case of the defendants nor in the 
case of the plaintiff. ^' -.. 

Of course, if the defendants conspired to ruin plaintiffs Interstate 
commerce they would be just as guilty as if they conspired to 
monopolise for themselves interstate commerce, even though plaintiff 
were not engaged In It. It does not make any difference which side 
engages In the Interstate commerce. But the defendants, in my 
judgment, under the allegations of the bill and within the decision 
in the baseball case, are' not engaged in interstate commerce; and 
neither is the plaintiff. 

It is significant that, as to the plaintiff, it is not even exprcFs^y 
charged here in any paragraph of the bill, as it is In respect to the 
several defendants, that he is engaged in interstate commerce: but, 
of course, that Is not a necessary allegation. I merely note that in 
passing. If the situation as to the plaintiff, as portrayed in the bill, 
showed that he was engaged, in respect to the matters complained 
of. In Interstate commerce, that would be sufficient. 

But even though the plaintiff's activities that are disturbed by 
the defendants', alleged wrongful acts necessarily contemplated that 
there shall be a transportation of persons and goods in Interstate 
commerce, as I read the bill — and, of course, I confine myself now 
to the allegations in the bill, they are not dominantly interstate 

Their object is to cause the artistic representations to be given, 
not in one place but in many places, to be given in a series of places, 
it is true. The giving of them in a series of places, just as the giv- 
ing of baseball games in a series of places, necessarily contemplates 
the transportation of persons and properties to and from these 
places. It may involve the actual purchase of the railroad tickets 
by the plaintiff on behalf of the performers, arranging for their 
transportation and any specific act of that kind may in itse'f be 
an act of Interstate commerce. But all of these things are, to my 
mind, under the allegations of the bill incidental to the dominant 
purpose of the plaintiff's business, which is to act as broker on 
behalf of these performers in order to guard their interests and 
secure them their employment for what is an intrastate transaction. 

It follows, therefore, that both causes of action must be dismis.-'ed 
for want of jurisdiction over the object matter stated in the Federal 

I . Julian W. Mack, 

Circuit Judge. 

Mr. Littleton: We desire to note our exception to Your Honor's 

The Court: I ought to add. perhaps, that, to my mind, it is not a 
question of the constitutional power of Congress, but a question of 
the exercise of that power as that exerci -e has been interpreted by 
the Supreme Court. 

Julian W. Mack, 
^ Circuit Judge. 

Sections 4 and 16 of the Clayton Act under which the Hart 
case was brought 

Sec. 4. That any person who shall be injured in his business or 
property by reason of anything forbidden In the antl -trust laws 
may sue therefor In any district court of the United States in the 
district in which the defendant resides or is found or has an agent, 
without respect to the amount In controversy, and shall recover 
threefold the damages by him sustained, and the cost of suit, in- 
cluding a reasonable attorney's fee. 

Sec. 16. That any person, firm, corporation, or association shall 
be entitled to sue for and have injunctive relief, in any court of 
the United States having jurisdiction over the parties, against 
threatened loss or damage by a, violation of the anti-tnist laws, 
including sections two. three, seven and eight of this act, when and 
under the same conditions and principles as injunctive relief against 
threatened conduct that will cause loss or damage Is granted by 
courts of equity, under the niles governing such proceedings, and 
ui)on the execution of proper bond against damages for an Injunc- 
tion impiovldently granted and a showing that the danper pf 
irreparable loss or damage Is immediate, a preliminary injunction 
may is-sue: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be con- 
strued to entitle any j)er8on, fl:m, corporation, or associ.ition. except 
the United States, to bring suit in efiuity for injunctive relief against 
any common carrier subject to the provisions of the art to rejrtjl.ite 
commerce, approved February fourth, eighteen hundred and eighty- 
seven, in respect to any matter subject to the regulatit>n. super- 
vision, or other jurisdiction of the Interstate Commerce Commission. 

suggestions and Information in the 
preparation of their case. 

Contrar. to expectations, Jud;;«> 
Kdward 10. McCall appeared with 
the defendants' group of attorneys 
and took part in the opening do- 
bates relative to the juris<liction of 
the court in the coupled actions. 
At the mitset it was not l»f»lifved 
the case would get under way Mon- 
day ami . neither side had ni ide 
preparations to this extent, but 
Judge Mack, who incidentally <-x- 
hibited an uncanny knowledge of 
the tchnicalities of the vaudeville 
business and the system under 

which it is conducted, quickly 
smoothed out the difference.^ in the 
lej;al tangle. What i)roinisod to de- 
velop into an entire d ly of argunu: ' 
wan adjusted in 45 minutes. 

The preliminary argument of 
coun -el h.-id to do ith the (juestlon 
of trying the matter of equity (in- 
j)metio«> and the mftf«»*r of dHm- 
a^es at the same time and l)vfo;-(> 
the .sime judge. In the etiuity ques- 
tion the court was care<l upon to 
enjoin the Keith Vaudeville Kx- 
cliange and its defendants 
from interfering wtl. Harts busi- 
ness as a big time vaudeville agent. 


The matter of damages would natu« 
rally be a separate caae and wou]| 
call for the impanelling of a jutv 
to decide on the alleged damage 
sustained by Hart through the in, 
terference by the defendants in hl| 
line of business. 

After considerable argument pre 
and con and Indulged In by Hr, 
Littleton on the Hart side and bf 
Messrs. McCall, Goodman aA4 
Studin for the defendants, the court 
explained "the suit might be divided 
Into two parts — a bill for an injunc^ 
tlon and an action at law for triple 
damages — and that the Issues in the 
action of law be submitted to the 
court without a jury — a jury being 
waived by stipulation. If that i« 
what both parties want, then the 
pleadings could be consolidated ^n d 
tried In one action." ^^ 

Agreed to Trial Without Jury ^^ 

The defendants' counael consulted. 
After more suggestions by aU 
parties, the Keith people held stead. 
fast to the demand the eqii^y caii 
be heard Immediately, but finally 
Judge McCall arose to remark, "We 
have concluded to stipulate that 
your honor try this case without a 
jury on all the isaues." 

This seemed to Jibe with tlM 
wishes of the Hart aide and accord* 
ingly the court ruled: 

"That stipulation, which will be 
drawn up in writing and signed on 
behalf of both parties, the plead'nga 
herein are to be deemed the plead- 
ings In a suit In equity and the 
pleadings in an action at law for 
treble damages. In the law action 
the jury is waived and the issues 
are submitted to the court, and for 
the purposes of heaTlngs the two 
actions are consolidated." 

Thus the trial got under way and 
the court advised It would enter 
finally a decree In equity and a 
judgment at law. There would be 
two separate fln^l act^ of the court 
in this coupled proceeding In order 
that both sides could properly pre- 
serve their rights on appeal. -^^ 

An amendmei t to the bill of cotn- 
plaint was introduced by Mr. Little- 
ton without any opposition by the 
defense, the amendment classlfyinf 
the vaudeville business into kIx sep- 
arate parts, i. e., author, producer, 
artists' representatrve, actor, book- 
ing agent and theatre owner. Upon 
the court's order to proceed imme- 
diately with the case also came the 
decisior to transfer the hearing to 
the Woolworth building. 

Mr. Littleton made the opening 
address for the plaintiff and ap- 
peared brimful of confidence. Mr. 
Littleton displayed an acute knowl- 
edge of vaudeville conditions and i.n 
intimacy w^ith the booking office's 
methods hardly looked for from a 
lay attorney. He consumed about 
one hour in clarifying the technical 
language of the bill of complaint 
and ran through an explanatory re*; 
view of conditions in brief in no fair 
as they related to the action. Hie 
address was delivered in a clear 
voice and as he proceeded to wind 
up the framework of the alleged 
conspiracy the hopes of the pllih- 
tiff 'a colony of supporters ran high. 
He delved back Into the years pirlor 
to the consolidation of the Unfted 
Booking Offices, laid stress on Ae 
fact that vaudeville Is constituted 
of copyrighted material and Qther 
properties that should actuafiy be 
classifit^d as interstate conmfierce, 
and occasionally made references to 
the investigation of the Federal 
Trade Commission fiind the Marl- 
nelll action. He advised the court 
that Max Hart, during his heyday, 
managed and supervised 80 -odd 
acts, from which he derived an an- 
nual income amounting between 
$70,000 and $80,000. He explained 
the methods of commission collect-- 
Ing and endeavored to satisfy th*!] 
court his client had suffered irrep»^ 
arable Injury through the action ofj 
the defendants in forbidding hlm| 
the privilege of b.\rterlng with thf ! 
powers that control th industrj'. 

Goodman Tears Down Clever 

Framework ' 

At the conclusion if Mr. Little- 
ton's address there seemed to the 
uninitiated every indication that the 
court would uphold the plaintiff on 
the questio:. o vaudeville coming 
under the jurisdiction of the anti- 
trust laws end its classification as 
commerce. It seomed that TJttkton 
had anticipated the que«?ticn to bej 
raised by thj uefenre through the^ 
Introduction of the f-'upreme Court: 
ruling In the baseball case and ha41 - 
purposely Injected the rop\i-!pht' 
a.r\c]o and the fact that vnidevill* 
was bartered and sold throtrrh a*, 
agency charging commission fer jhi ; 
work, thus glvinrr it a n<\v twiet, 
and on J that would bring it .'^;i'"lf 
on ft d^'f'tur of Hiat d«»ciHit»tt. — Ttlt. 
plaintiff's Fide seemed highly ron-4 
ti«lent as Mr. LitMeton corclud- il. iO\ 
be fo'lov.ed by Mnnrlc*^ f! i )il:nanj ' 
.•--en I or counsel for the defense. 

Mr. r.ood nan lost no time ifl* 
rea-h'ng the baseball decision ai^ • 
quoted much from both the lom- 

Friday, November 3, 1922 


iilaint In that action and the ruling 
Sy the United States Supreme Court. 
Vr Goodman offered no display of 
Sl« emotiona' ability, but dealt his 
eards on established documentary 
facta and decisions, and slowly but 
completely tore down the fraipe- 
^ork 80 cleverly constructed by his 
opponent. His assurance grew as 
bis argument progressed, and after 
completing his motion to dismiss 
]ie requested the court to hear his 
colleague. Chas. i:. Studin of Or- 
rjheum Circuit counsel, who dwelt 
on the matter of the Federal Trade 
Commission's report of Its Investi- 
gation of vaudeville, offering a com- 
munication from the Attorney Gen- 
oral to the chairman of the eonxr 
xnlssion, In which the Attorney 
General udvi«ed the commission the 
respondents in that investigation 
(practically the samo as the de- 
fendants in this action) were not 
indulging in commerce and did not 
come within the scope of the antl- 
^fust laws. The Hammerstein- 
;|letropolltan Opera case was re- 
ferred to by Mr. Studin and, when 
he had conipleted and joined his 
prayer for a dismissal of the com- 
plaint with that of Mr. Goodman, 
the court adjourned until after 
lunch hour. 

Between the sessions It was gen- 
' orally discussed In the corridors. 
The opinion prevailed that the con- 
tinuance of the case depended en- 
tirely on the answer of Mr. Littleton. 
The plaintiff'd possibilities were not 
▼ery bright, apparently, for while 
they felt confident their arguments 
In the subsequent session would 
( overcome the defense, it looked ua 
i though the vaudeville Interests had 
gained the best of the legal battle 
•nd were in a good vay to receive 
an immediate dismissal. 

The afternoon session did not 
Consume much time. It developed 
the court had spent his lunch hour 
in perusing the baseball decision 
and also in reading over the bill 
of complaint In the action before the 
bar. something which he had neg- 
lected to do before the case was 
• called, as he explained in the morn- 
ifcg ses.slon. 

;^'Atl- important Interstate Commerce 
i,'^ Mr. Littleton resumed his. argu- 
ment and the whole matter began 
to revolve around the all-Important 
question of Interstate commerce. 
]Louis B. Eppsteln of Hart counsel 
raked or&ii the decision of the In- 
-.,|erstate Cy6mmerce Commission and 
Tftlso made brief mention of other 
.jpases of nimilar nature, but the 
court suddenly broke the bubble of 
f, suspense when advising he had a 
'pretty clear conviction in this case 
and was Inclined to sustain the 
motion for dismissal. 

After some argument by both 
jpounsel, Judge_Mack declared that 
since both sides had made elaborate 
preparations he would suspend pro- 
.ceedings until Tuesday morning, 
during which \thne he would read 
again the baia/eoall decision and the 
Marinelli case and render his de- 
cision thereafter. 

Following the Judge's decision a 
discussion, occurred between the 
.Court andjcounsel for both sides in 
Inference ^ the law on appeal and 
tOther Intimate matters, which Is 
rather enlightening and is printed 
verbatim below: 

Discussion Following Decision 

The Court: The stipulation was 
to provide that under the pleadings 
there should be deemed to be before 
ine a bill In equity and a complaint 
at law; that the complaint at law 
.1* under the triple damage section, 
the bin In equity under the other 
•ectlon; that so much of the actual 
pleadings as are properly referable 
"to the one should be deemed to be- 
long to the one, the other to the 
other, and whatever is referable 
to both, to both; that you need not 
. physically separate the two causes 
: of action and file a new action at 
law. but that by stipulation this 
could be regarded as two causes of 
action; that for the purpose of hear- 
ing these two causes of action were 
consolklatcd, but only for the pur- 
poses of hearing, and I expressly 
■tated that if that stipulation is 
made, in my judgment, it is the 
duty of the Court in the end to 
enter a decree In equity dismis.^ing 
the bill as the result of jurisdic- 
tional doubt, and a judp.nont at 
law di.smissing the complaint, and 
that is what would bo done. You 
have got the same pkadings with 
the same stii)ulation in both cauwos 
cf action, and I su pilose that the 
Supremo Court might i)crnut you 
to bring up the two causes of action 
in one hearing to consolidate the 
record or something of that sort. 

Mr. Littleton: It would require a 
■eparate appeal. 

The Court: That would not make 
*ny difference, becaiiso you could 
take up one without the other. You 
could take up the bill in equity, for 
_inatanc«, l> ause this arose in 
equity; stipulate that tlie judKmont 
*t law shall abide the deei.sion of 
the Supreme Court in equity, and 
Whatever the result may then be 
would follow in the two cau.'ieg, I 
*nould suppose. TTnless you pre- 
serve your record in some way in- 
asmuch as this Court has fully 
laKen up the equity, it loses 


Be'low Is a true copy of the decision of the Supreme Court of the 
"United States In the famous baseball case. This decision constituted 
the sole basis In the motion for dismissal of the Max Hart case by 
the counsel for the defendants and it was through the Introduction 
of this precedent that Judge Mack decided on the Federal Court's 
Jurisdiction In the Hart action. 

- No. 204— October Term. 1921 

The Federal Baseball Club of Baltimore, Incorporated, jplalntlff In 
error, vs. the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, Na- 
tional Exhibition Company the Broolclyn Ball Club, et al. In 
error to the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia. May 29, 

Mr. Justice Holmes delivered the opinion of th« court. 
This Is a suit for three-fold damages brought by the plaintiff In 
error under the Anti-Trust acts of January 2, 1890, c. 647, No. 7; 
26 Stat. 209, 210. and of October 15, 1914, c. 323, No. 4; 38 Stat. 730, 
731. The defendants are the National League of Professional Base- 
ball Clubs and the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, 
unincorporated associations, composed respectively of groups of 
eight incorporated baseball clubs, joined as defendants; the presi- 
dents of the two leagues and a third person, constituting what Is 
known as the National Commission, having considerable powers In 
carrying out an agreement between the two leagues; and three other 
persons having powers In the Federal League of Professional Ball 
Clubs, the relation of which to this case will be explained. It Is 
alleged that these defendants conspired to monopolize the baseball 
business, the means adopted being set forth with a detail which, in 
the view that we take, it is unnecessary to repeat. 

The plaintiff is a baseball club incorporated in Maryland, and with 
seven other corporations was a member of the Federal League of 
Professional Baseball Players, "Ji corporation under the laws of 
Indiana, that attempted to compete with the combined defendants. 
The Federal Baseball Club of Baltimore, Inc., vS, National League 
of Professional Baseball Clubs, et al. ; , 

It alleges that the defendants destroyed the Federal Leagru% by 
buying up some of the constituent clubs and in one way or another 
- inducing all those clubs except the plaintiff to leave their league, 
and that the three persons connected with the Federal League and 
named as defendants, one of them being the president of the league, 
took part in the conspiracy. Great damage to the plaintiff Is alleged. 
The plaintiff obtained a verdict for $80,000 In the Supreme Court 
and a judgment for treble the amount was entered, but the Court of 
Appeals, after an elaborate discussion, ^eld that the defendants 
were not within the Sherman act. The appellee, the plaintiff, elected 
to stand on the record in order to bring the case to this court at 
once, and thereupon judgment was ordered for the defendants. 269^ 
Fed. Rep. 681, 688. It is not argued that the plaintiff waived any 
rights by its course. Thomsen v. Cayser, 243 U. S. 66. 

The decision of the Court of Appeals went to the root of the case 
and, if correct, makes It unnecessary to consider other serious diffi- 
culties In the way of the plaintiff's recovery. A summary statement 
of the $ature of the business Involved will be enough to present the 
point. The clubs composing the leagues are in different cities and, 
for .the mo^jt part. In different states. The end of the elaborate 
organizations and sub-organizations that are described in the plead- 
ings and evidence Is that these clubs shall play against one another 
in public exhibitions for money, one or the other club crossing a 
state line In order to make the meeting possible. When as the 
result of these contests one club has won the i)ennant of Its league 
and another club has won the pennant of the other league, there Is 
a final competition for the world's championship between these two. 
Of course, the scheme requires constantly repeated traveling on the 
part of the clubs, which is provided for, controlled and disciplined 
by the orgaijiizatlons, and this. It Is said, means commerce among 
the states. But we are of opinion that the Court of Appeals was 

The business Is giving exhibitions of baseball, which are purely 
state affairs. It Is true that In order to attain for these exhibitions 
the great popularity that they have achieved, competitions must be 
arranged between clubs from different cities and states. But the 
fact that in order to give the exhibitions the leagues must induce 
free persons to cross state lines and must arrange and pay for their 
doing so is not enough to change the character of the business. 
According to the distinction insisted upon In Hooper v. California, 
155 U. S. 648,- 655, the transport Is a mere Incident, not the essential 
thing. That to which it is Incident, the exhibition, although made 
for money, would not be called trade or commerce In the commonly 
accepted use of those words. As It is put by the defendant, per- 
sonal effort, not related to production, is not a subject of commerce. 
That which in Its consummation is not commerce does not become 
commerce among the states because the transportation that we hive 
mentioned takes place. To repeat the Illustrations given by the 
court below, a firm of lawyers sending out a member to argue a 
case, or the Chautauqua lecture bureau sending out lecturers, does 
not engage In such commerce because the lawyer or lecturer goes 
to another state. 

If we are right, the plaintiff's business Is to be described In the 
same way and the restrictions by contract that prevented the plain- 
tiff from getting players to break their bargains and the other 
conduct charged against the defendants were not an Interference 
with commerce among the states. 
Judgment affirmed. 

appeal the equity side of this thing 
and then there be reserved to them 
a special right to go up on the 
common law Judgment? 

The Court: No; what they are 
asking is this: That Instead of tak- 
ing two appeals or an api>eal on a 
writ of error, they go u|> on one or 
the other and whatever the result 
in the one or the other may be — if 
the Supreme Court says that I was 
wrong and that there Is jurisdiction 
In this court, then if they went^up 
In equity not only would the dec'ree 
be reversed, but the judgment Would 
thereupon be set aside and the trial 
ordered to go on. That is all. 

Mr. Goodman: Could wo not go 
up just as we have done In this 
court, go up on appeal at one time? 

Mr. Littleton: We would come 
to the fork pf the road pretty soon. 
The point seems to be very simple. 
For Instance, If we go up on the 
decree, dismissal of the bill of com- 
plaint, we could stipulate that If we 
prevail in the court above and re- that decree, we shall come 
back with our rights in the law 
action preserved just as they were, 
without having to appeal so that we 
shall not have lost those rights. 

Mr. Studin: Your Honor, I would 
like to ask you and Mr. Eppsteln 
on the other side of this question: 
In the event that this ease la re-' 
versed, are we to understand that 
the Htipuljition entered into yester- 
day with respect to consolidating 
both causes of action and hearing 
them before the court without a 
jury Is to prevail upon a subsequent 
trial of this case? 

The Court: So much of the stipu- 
lation, I should say, would neces- 
sarily fitand: Namely, that the 
pleadings are deemed to be plead- 
ings in both actions. That such 
would stand. As to whether the 
two should be heard together and 
whether you waive a jury, that I do 
not know. I believe that it has 
been held that a stipulation waiving 
a jury Is applicable only to the par- 
ticular trial and that It does not 
stand good on a new trial. It is a 
question that must have been settled 
by the courts many times. 

The addresses of the plaintiff and 
defense attorneys follow verbatim: 

Mr. Littleton's Oponing Addross 

Mr. Littleton: I should call Your 
Honor's attention probably first to 
the fact that this is an action by 
Max Hart, the plaintiff, against a 
number of defendants. Perhaps a 
statement of who the defendants 
are and their relationship would 
help to establish some of the 
foundational facts that would make 
some of the evidence more appar- 
ent as to Its pertinency as we go 

The defendant, the B. F. Keith 
Vaudeville Exchange, is a Maine 
incorporation and was incorporated 
in June. 1906; but it was not In- 
corporated by that name. It was 
originally incori)orated as the Uni- 
ted Booking Office of America, and 
probably. Your Honor, throughout 
this trial there will be one hundred 
references to it as the United Book- 
ing Office and one reference to It 
as the Keith Exchange, because it 
has become so popularly known as 
the United Booking Office. 

In 1914 or about that time It 
and becoming "The United Booking 

In 1918 it finally changed Its name 
from the United Booking Office to 
the B. F. Keith Vaudeville Ex- 
change. It has Its office and place 
of business In the Palace Theatre 

jurisdiction in the law case after 
the term, and tinless you preserve 
your rights the Statute of Limita- 
tions might run against you. 

Mr. Littleton: We would like to 
have these gentlemen, if they will, 
stipulate on the record that we can 
appeal either of these cases and 
that our rights as to the other will 
abide the result of that appeal. 

Mr. Goodman: I think I may 
fairly say for all of the defendants 
that we will consent that you take 
up the equity case, and that the 
law case abide the decision in the 
equity case. We are primarily in 
eqxiity now. Tt is only through the 
stipulation that the common law 
case came in and was heard. 

Mr. Eppstein: We are in both 
courts now. I have some doubt 
about our rights in the equity case. 
I am very clear about our right to 
appeal the common law case. 

The Court: I do not see any 
reason why they should bind them- 
selves as to which they wliould take 
up. They may take up eitlier. 

Mr. Kjipstein: Merely a question 
of our technical right to go up one 
way in equity and another way in 

Mr. Littleton: Let the stipulation 
I) to this effect: That we may ro 
up on either of these and that the 
fTJ'ing up on either will preserve all 
the rights in the other case. 

The Cout^: The Court dismisses 
on demtirrer. There was a motion 
to dismiss. 

Mr. McCall: That is quite true, 

but Your Honor did it because of 
your conclusion on the — 

The Court: No; I did It in both 
causes of action because the same 
question arises In both causes of 
action, for lack of jurisdiction In 
equity or law. It Is not a question 
of lack of Jurisdiction In equity; It 
is lack of jurisdiction of the Federal 
Court over the subject matter com- 
plained of. Whether under the rul- 
ings of the Supreme Court that Is 
the kind of a jurisdictional question 
that can go up. or whether when you 
attempt to state a under the 
Sherman act, the District Court has 
got jurisdiction In tho technical 
sense, even though you defectively 
state It, and therefore you have got 
to go through the Court of Appeals. 
I do not know. My logical guess 
was— not my guess on what tl»e de- 
cisions are— my logical guess was 
that properly speaking, where the 
Federal Court Is given statutory 
jurisdiction, a new right created by 
statute to be tried in the Federal 
Court, unless you bring yourself 
within that right by law or plead- 
ings the Federal Court has not 
Jiiris dictlon o ver the siiV)lrct mnt- 

iiT. BUI A may i- iiii..'..k.-n .-.s (<. 


Mr. McCall: Here Is something 
that iJ5 puzzling me on this sus:ges- 
tion of re.scrvafion of rights. What 
reservation of rights can there be 
when a formal ju<l«ment is going to 
l>o entered? Docs the right mean 
that they can go up and test on 

Itered its name to the extent of 
g the words off "of America" 

Building on the 6th floor, here In 
New York City. 

One of the defendants and one of 
the principal defendants is a man 
by the name of K. F. Albee. He 1.** 
the president of the defendant, the 
B. F. Keitli Vaudeville Exchange, 
and was prior to that time, when 
It was known as the United Book- 
ing Office, and for a long period 
prior to that time general business 

Another defendant who la Indi- 
vidually named, as well as an of- 
ficer of this company. Is Frederick 
F. Proctor, who Is its general man- 
ager, and John J. Murdock, another 

. The purpose of the B. F. Keith 
Vaudeville Exchange, as stated in 
its incorporation and ns pursued by 
it, among other things, is to en- 
gage oi^contract for attractions and 
acts by artists for theatres through- 
out the country and to engage the- 
atres, on the other hand, in which 
acts and attractions and artists can 
present themselves. 

The Orpheum Circuit, Incorporat- 
ed, another defendant. Is a Dela- 
ware cori)oratlon and the only one 
which has a large capitalization, of , 
about eleven millions of dollars, I 
believe. It has very large powers 
expressed In Its charter, t>ut it doea 
In this particular case, for the time 
being, or at least we can describe 
It as doing, for the Orpheum Cir- 
cuit what the Keith Vaudeville Ex- 
change does for the Keith Olrcult. 

Martin Beck is the head of tho 
Orpheum Circuit. Incorporated, and 
he In conjunction with another or 
others occupies offices on the same 
floor, and is, wo say, in conjunction 
with E. F. Albee of the B. F. Keith 
Vaudeville Exchange. 

There are two other defendants. 
The Excelsior Co^'ectlon Agency is 
a corporation oi„anized by the 
same persona who organized the 
Orpheum Circuit for the purpose of 
taking care of the collection of cer- 
tain commissions, which I shall call 
to Your Honor's attention a little 
later. y 

The vaudeville collettlon agency 
has been erroneously described In 
the complaint as an association or 
voluntary organization, of persons. 
It Is, l|i fact, a corporation. It was 
Incorporated at about 1910, as it la 
now ascertained. 

The other defendants are Frank 
Vincent, an officer of the Orpheum 
Theatre Corporation, Incorporated, 
and Reid Albee, who is a son of 
the defendant, E. F. Albee, and Mr. 
Maurice Goodman, who Is also a 
defendant, as well as an officer of 
the defendant, the B. F. Keith 
Vaudeville Exchange, and also ap- 
pears as attorney and counsel in 
the case. 

Your Honor indicated you simply 
wanted a brief statemeiit. so I shall 
confine myself Just to a bare sketch 
of the situation, because I take 14 
you will learn It quicker by the 

The claim of the plaintiff in this 
action Is that the B. F. Keith 
Vaadeville Exchange, donilnated by 
E. F. Albee and his associates, has 
acquired ifie absolute control and 
domination of the vaudeville the- 
atre business east of Chicago by 
means which will be made evident 
to Your Honor by the Introduction 
of various contracts and agreements 
and other evidence In support of 
it; and that Martin Beck and the 
Orpheum Circuit. Incorporated, and 
his associates have acquired abso- 
lute domination and control of the 
vaudeville theatrical business west 
of Chicago; and that these two con- 
cerns — we will call them the West- 
(Contlnued on page 22) 


link In vaudeville after ;i Hr.'^i.s(»ti in stock. I'otirtli s •.•i.'um v»llh \'.i1.tIo 
iN'igere. Playing Keitli Circuit. Tv'W Y'Mk I'nli! .Ian. 1st. This WvU'U 
(Oct, 30), playing the Eighty-lirst tUreet, N"W Vor);. 


Friday, November 3, 1922 



Matter Brings Out Other Complaints — Talk of Secret 
Organization Among Artists on Shubert Vaude- 
ville Time— Reported Cut of $1,000 Per Show 

Actors In the Shubert vaudeville 
unit shows around New YtiTlc this 
week seemed agitated over the at- 
tempt to have them cut their con- 
tracted salaries, by request, Intima- 
tion or otherwise. One unit player 
stated he understood the ultimate 
object of the unit promoters was to 
reduce the present salary lists of the 
show at least $1,000 a week, to be 
accomplished through the actors 
reducing sa^laries. 

While unit actors out of town re- 
plied to a wire from Variety re- 
questing to know if they had been 
anked to cut their salaries that they 
had not been asked, with one excep- 
tion, the unit actors in New York, 
unafraid to make a verbal state- 
ment, mentioned cuts asked of them 
and also said a system known as 
"deferred salary" had grown in 
common usage among units. 

The "deferred" thing, according to 
the account. Is the management 
withholding some part of the actor's 
salary, with the amounts accumu- 
lating "until business gets better." 
This Is usually done through agree- 
ment with the actor and after he 
declines to accept a cut. 

The unit actors around New York 
this week were talking about a sug- 
gestion to form among themselver? 
a secret organization for mutual 
protection. The artists say that 
since the unit producers and pro- 
moters appear agreeable to take any 
steps in the attempt, as they claim, 
to protect themselves, the artists do 
not see why they should not coun- 
teract through a close association 
among themselves, by virtue of 
which they may be able to make a 
concerted stand at any time in de- 
fense of themselves and contracts. 
It was contemplated that the prin- 
cipals only of the units be invited 
to Join the secret organization, to 
remain such during the unit season. 
Following the report in Variety 
last week of proposed cuts by unit 
managements and cuts already 
m;ide, a Variety representative in- 
quired of I. H. Herk, of the Aflil- 
fated Theatres Corporation, the unit 
operator, upon what grouncTJi tlie 
cuts had been asked or maneuvered 
for In the face of outstanding con- 
tracts and expressed promises by 
the Shuberts through advertise- 
ments In Variety last summer th.-^t 
acts on their vaudeville time would 
receive play or pay contracts for 
30 weeks. 

Mr. Herk replied nothing of the 
kind had been tried for. and that no 

submitted to the operating powers 
of the unit circuit, which thought 
it a way to secure a reduction all 
along the line. While the operating 
powers may not have directly re- 
quested cuts, it is said the intima- 
tion how to obtain them was passed 
on to producers. 

Herk, when asked why the thea- 
tres did rot increase the perccnt- 
agea for the unit shows and pre- 
vent a salary cut that might wreck 
the morale of the players, said the 
theatres did not intend to Increase 
the present percentages. Asked If 
it were not a fact the Shubcrt- 
owned theatres on the unit circuit, 
about twelve in all, were not making 
money, despite by the units. 
Mr. Herk said that was not so. 
When asked to name the Shubert 
theatres not making money at pres- 
ent with unit shows, Mr. Herk 
named the Garrick, Chicago, and 
Central, New York, the sharing 
trems for both being 50-50 up to 
$6,000 and 60-40 over that amount 
(the terms for Cincinnati are 
65-35). The GArrlck, Chicago, has 
been playing to about $10,000 gross 
weekly on the average and the Cen- 
tral has been doing around $9,000. 
It is said the Central at $9,000 can 
break even. It has been reported 
right along that the Garrick, Chi- 
cago, doing $10,000 weekly, could 
not break even, as its weekly over- 
head nearly ranks as high as one of 
the large Broadway houses. 

Mr. Herk stated Loew's State. 
Cleveland, now playing units, is not 
managed by the Shuberts, but by 
the Afflliated. The State has been 
doing the best weekly business, 
steadily, of any unit theatre, aver- 
aging around $15,000 with the units 
playing that house on a 50-50 split. 


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just arrived from Chicago after 
playing there for one year, and is 
now open for engagements. Address 
cAre of Willie and Kugene Howard, 
Winter Garden, New York. 


Dorothy Raymer Signed by 
Keith Offioe — Johnny Col- 
lins "Found" Her 



Flossie Everette, with Spiegel's 

Unit Show, Walks Out— 

Formerly in Burlesque 

Receipts at Shubert Vaudeville 
Houses Last Week — In- 
formation Withheld 

Cincinnati, Nov. 1. 

A two-year contract with Max 
Spiegel, calling for play or pay 
periods during each season, has 
been canceled by mutual consent, 
through Flossie Everette, who held 
the agreement, refusing to accept 
act on the unit circuit had been re- j the salary cut requested of her in 
quested to reduce its salary. When the Spiegel Shubert unit, "Success." 

informed acts had advised Variety 
they had been requerted to cut. 
Herk said ho had no knowledge of 
It. Thereupon a wire >va8 sent by 
Variety to about 50 principals In 
various Shubert unit shows, with 
(ho resultant replies proving eon- 
clu.sively there has been an attempt, 
more or less successful, on the part 
of the unit producers to have their 
artists reduce salaries. 
The wire read: 

Please wire Variety. New York, 
collect and confidentially whether 
you have been asked to cut sal- 
ary or whether you have volun- 
teered to cut or if you have re- 
ceived notice with expectation you 
will cut or If you have been asked 
to play commonweaUh. Afflliated 
office claims no one asked to cut; 
somo volunteered to do so, but no 
one given notice in expectation 
they could not play elsewhere 
excepting small time, and would 
have to offer to cut or accept cut. 

Herk alleged that in all cases of 
lowered salaries the artists had vol- 

Miss Everette at the same time 
left the company. She formerly 
was with a Columbia wheel attrac- 


Joined "Facts and Figures" — One 
Week for Loew's State 

Eva Tanguay joined the Weber ^' 
Friedlander unit, "Facts and 
Figures," at Hartford Monday at 
a reported weekly salary of $2,000. 

Next week Miss Tanguay is billed 
to play Loew's Stat-, New York, tlie 
first small time metropolitan en- 
gagement she has thus far accepted. 
The State is but a block «away from 
Keith's big time Palace. It is said 
to be the single Loew week 
Tanguay has booked, and foUowins; 
it she will rejoin the unit show. 

The Shuberts have instructed 
their employes to withhold the 
gross receipts at their unit theatres, 
and at the office of the Affiliated 
Theatres Corporation all informa- 
tion regarding grosses was refused, 
rendering such grosses as might be 
obtained on estimation incapable of 
being verilicd. 

Below are the gross figures of 
what the unit theatres mentioned 
did last week: 

The State, Cleveland, again led 
the Shubert vaudeville stands last 
week, grossing $12,200, with 'Oh, 
What a Girl," as the rttractlon. The 
house fell below the previous week's 
gross of $15,000. 

Weber and Field.s, "Reunited," 
was second on the list, taking $10,- 
000 at the Chestnut Street opera 
house, Philadelphia, the opening 
"week for that house. Herman Tim- 
bcrg's "Frolics or 1922" got $8,200 at 
Keeney's, Newark. 

*Other grosses were: Central, New 
York, "Steppin* Around," $7,800; 
Washington, "Plenty of Pep," 
$7,200; Buffalo, "Troubles of 1922." 
$6,400; Baltimore, "Hello, 
Radio," $4,700; Boston, "Facts and 
Figures," $5,400; Pittsburgh. 'Ritz 
Girl.s," $5,300; St. I^uis, 'The Rose 
Girl," $4,900; Boro Park and Astoria 
(split), "As You Were." $8,080, and 
Cincinnati, "Echoes of Broadway," 

Dorothy Raymer, a vaudeville 
"single." has been signed to a two- 
year contract by the Keith office. 
The girl was fliscovercd through an 
"opportunity contesr' at one of the 
nelghborhod Keith houses. 

Miss Raymer was with an act 
produced by Paul Specht, but re- 
ceived her notice. Alleen Stanley 
coached her and she was placed in 
an "opportunity'' contest by Bill 
Quaid, the Keith manager. 

An engagement at Proctor's 23d 
Street, followed. Spotted fourth on 
the bill, the girl more than made 
good and was signed to the long- 
term contract by Johnny Collins of 
the Keith office. . . 


Film Star May Visit in ' Vaude- 

Negotiations are untfer way 

between M. S. Bentham and Rodolph 

Valentino for a vaudeville appear- 

ancQ of the film star. Valentino Is 

no stranger to the stage having 
been a dancing partner of Bonnie 
Glass some five years ago under the 
name of Rudolph. 

If coming to terms for a vaude- 
ville flyer it is unlikely Valentino 
would do any dancing. A dramatic 
sketch with an atmosphere and cos- 
tume arrangement of an Oriental 
nature w^ould probably constitute 
the vehicle. 

Valentino has been experiencing 
some contract differences with his 
picture employer, Famous Players. 


Belle Baker Singing Prohibition 
Number at Keith's, Boston 

The Keith office has created %^ 
"special department" that is now,' 
functioning with the purpose or 
finding and developing new material 
for their vaudeville bills. 

The new department is em- 
powered to sign an 'act for one or 
two years after It has received tht, 
O.K. of the Keith people. The de« 
partment was originally' created by 
the office to bring new • faces into 
vaude'*ille and to insure the Keith 
office the fie'd was being thoroughly 
combed by competent and experl* 
enced Judges. 

The agents have for years be« J 
the sole dependence of the Keith 
people as regards the discovery and 
development of new material and 
new faces. This was found to be 
an unsatisfactory arrangement. 
Many acts were overlooked until 
they had played abou, everything 
in vaudeville but the big time. wlt]» 
tha result that their big time valu« 
was impaired when brought to tho 
attention of the big time Keith 

The special department is ex* 
pected to correct this slovenly 
method The agents are reported 
as concentrating upon the acts al- 
ready n their lists end neglcctinif 
the newcomers. The new depart- 
ment will confine Itself exclusively 
to acts that have never played bijf 
time or had the opportunity to show 
themselves to the Keith people. 

Part of the plan will be the set- 
ting aside of a certain house or 
houses in which the "discoveries" 
wJU be booked under favorable con- 
ditions. If reaching expectations, 
they will be signed up for future^ 
bookings. ^ 

Another angle will ber the protect i 
tlon of the Keith people against ^.nyl 
opposition that may crop up in thd ■■ 
future. Acts holdin:* long term"* 
contracts will be available for th« 
Keith bills without the chance that ^ 
they will listen to the offers of out* ' 
side agents. 

At present the Keith people are 
concentrating on the development of 
comedy acts and "single" woman. 
New headliners from musical com- 
edy, the legitimate, motion pictures 
and their own vaudeville acts are 
I Ing lined up to replace some of 
the acts that have been relegated 
to the "non-draw" division by the. 
Keith officials. , •''•M 

Boston, Nov. .1. 

The Keith-banned song, "A Case 
of Scotch." is being sung at Keith's 
this week by Belle Baker. 

Such eliminations or changes that 
may have been ordered to remove 
the lyrical odor of liquor failed to 
accomplish that purpose. 



Harry Pease, songwriter and v;ni- 
devillian, is being sued for divoree 

by Mrs. Louise IC. Peane, who form- 
untarlly offered to reduce. Ho cited j *"rly did an act with her hu; liarul. 
n comedian who had done so, but Mrs. Pease's prayer for $100 weekly 
llcrk neglected to state that that ! alimony and $500 counsel fees was 

romedlJin was given notice by the 
unit management and accepted the 
notice. Immediately after the come 

denied by Justice Morschauser in 
the White IMalns, N. Y., Supreme 
Court on the song.'-ml 'I's defen e he 

dian wired the Keith office, u.^klng ; had been approached by the plaln- 
for time, and received no reply. Fol- • tiffs counsel with the proposition 
lowing the inattcntlcn of Kiifli:;, ' for a quirk decree upon the signing 
~The comedian had a conf»'r« n. .■ uj h of a < onfe.ssion 
the unit producer and said, aft* r 

thinking it over, he would rem:«in, 
agreeable io the .«?how, \vh' reupon 

I'raKO^ wrote "Peggy O'Neill" and 
"Ten Little Fingers ' and is a staff 
writer of the Feist firm. His wife 

the management suggested In that | estimated his income from roy.\lties 
event a cut in salary, that wa« ae- j last year at $11,000. Pease st;ited 
ceded to by the comedian i hi.s salary is only $25 a week. 

It Is reported the matter of that The couple were married 12 years 
comedian cutting his salary >va.s ago. Tluy have one .son. 

"Town Talk's" Band Stopped in 

The Crescent, Brooklyn, was set 
to havo a ballyhoo, with a brass 
band the principal feature, as a bus- 
iness booster for Gerard's "Town 
Talk" Monday, but the company 
manager was informed by the house 
manager before the matinee that 
the band was out and no ballyhoo 
would be permitted. Inquiry at the 
Shubert office by the Gerard con- 
cern developed a reply from Arthur 
Klein stating he had banned the 
band. Asked why, Klein Informed 
the Gerard emis.sary a band bally- 
hoo was jnot dignified. 

When the "Town Talk" show 
played the Central, New York, two 
weeks ago the band ballyhoo was 
used, although objected to by Klein 
on similar grounds of dignity. The 
band ballyhoo was credited with 
having helped the "Town Talk's" 
gross considerably while at the Cen- 


Sati I'r 1 iu:s('o, Nov. 1. 
Billy FrawUy arxi K<|ii.i, 
recent stars of "Be Cueful, l>eari«\" 
havo returned to vaudeville with 
their former act, "It's All a Fak»'," 
and week wer»> ad»lod to the Or- 
pheum bill, Oakland, to .ntrength-^n 
the program. 


Kansas City, Nov. 1. 
The following from the Journal's 
twenty-five-years-ago column- will 

bring fond remembrances: " 'Ladies 
and gentlemen,' said the pale-faced 
manager of the Cherry Sisters as ho 
stepped to the Gillls footlights last 
night, 'you will have to make less 
noise and quit throwing things on 
the stage. The ladies positively re- 
fuse to go on with their performance 
if they are not treated courteously. * 

"Thereupon the audience jeered, 
yelled and whistled all the louder. 
The Sisters opened their perform- 
ance as Salvation Army lassies, 
Addie and Kffie, tall and spectral, 
appearing in long red dresses, and 
Jessie, short and plump, in a sort of 
a feminine drum major costume. 
They sang a eulogy upon them- 
selves, Jessie beating the bass drum, 
and the three marching about the 
stage with unconscious grotesque - 

"Their voices are like the rattle of 
an empty coal scuttle, and their 
gestures like the movement of an 
automaton. But they sang with 
might and main, and their faces 
were pitifully grave." 



Aibee, Providence, Frames ProgrertI 
of Rhode Islanders 

Providence, Nov. 1. 

A complete bill of acts by Rhode 
Island people who have been suc- 
cessful on the vaudeville stage will 
be the offering at the E. F. Albee 
week of Nov. 18. 

On the list are Will J. Ward, • 
Providence boy; Ray Welch's Of 
chcstra of 10, Healey and Crosat 
George Morton. Lawton, the Paw* , 
tucket juggler; Mr. and Mrs. George 
Spink, the Lovenberg Sisters, and 
George N. Brown, all products of 
little Rhody. 


This vve«'k Sophie Tucker is 
doii»)lin^' between Kt-lth's, Jersey 
City, and Proctor's. Newark. 

Miss Tiielvor makes the trip twice 
daily, bark and forth, on the sub- 
way, ns the f.ulekrst means of 
transporting h'rself and make up. 


Chicago, Nov. 1. 

Gladys Bogard Allen, who ap- 
•peared with Shubert vaudeville' ^t 
the Garrick recently, entered a suit 
for divorce against Charles B. Allen, 
a New York orchestra leader, to 
whom she was married March 17, 

It Is charged he deserted her 48 
days later. 


The authors of p:. Thomai 
Beatty's "Say It With Laughs" unit 
started suit for royalties due, and 
last week effected a settlement out 
of court. 

George E. Stoddard claimed $25« 
due, and Fred Herendeen ask^d ac- 
crued royalties to date at the rate 
of $23 weekly. 

King — Starr 
"Ran ^YinctK 

psan r rT.ncT HP O . n vf ^t-*--^ 
Herman King, brother of Vim 
King, the musical comedy oomediai^j 
and leader of orchestra for luothef 
Will, annouu'^ed his etiKi^renirnt last 
week to Hazel Stnrr. sister of Clair 
Starr, in private life the wife of WiU J 
King. 1 


Friday, November 3, 19215 



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poor Pictures Another Cause for Slump on Small 
Time — Better Vaudeville Now, but Business 
Below Last Year's 

The small time »pllt-week vaude- 
ville houses are receiving stronger 
bills than ever before in the his- 
tMT o^ show busineas. with business 

'rtported poorer now than at this 
time last yeqjjw . 

The vaudeville bookers blame it 

W the pictures played in conjunc- 
tion with the vaudeville, claiming 
the public has grown disgusted with 

■ the poor pictures and the stereo- 
typed features. 

The boolcers reason the small time 
patron is primarily a picture fan 
and knows the difference between 
poor pictures and good ones. 
The same familiarity does not ex- 
Send to vaudeville. "Names" mean 
nothing to the kmall tii;ic vaudeville 
patron. He has not been educated 
to the point where he can-differen- 
tiate between the small time show 
and the one containing a 6ouple of 
big time names. 
If the picture is good and the 

iTaudevillo fair, the fan i.s satisncd 
It Is a good show. By the same token 
if the picture is poor, a good vaudc- 
/▼llle bill ahead of or around it 
doesn't alibi the poor impression left 
by the film. 

Another factor responsible for the 
slump, according to the small time 
vaudeviHc bookers. Is the lack of 
showmanship and IndlfTerencc of 
the fndopondent house owners and 
One Keith booking man cited a 

• iMe where a Chinese girl, who car- 
rM her own press agent, went in 
for special exploitation and did re- 
markable business wherever Phe 
Itceived the co-operation of the lo- 

'tal ntaamgCT. In the towns where 
•he didn't receive this tenrh work 

., business continued as usual. 

Many acts peculiarly adaptable 
for "circus" featuring and special 

(Exploitation are passed up by the 
•pathetic house manager, with the 
result he goes along from week to 

..week without attracting a new face 
Into his theatre or winning back any 
Of the patronage that has dwindled 

The snnic booker believe.«i a syn- 
dicate of independent houses could 
be formed to receive an educational 
campaign for the house managers 
tn special exploitation, showmanship 
and business getting that would 
stimulate business in all of the small 
time independent houses. 

Dozens of houses booking through 
the Keith pop department are in the 
above category and a "special pub- 
licity" department for the fifth floor 
house owners is now being agitated. 


Bookings Differently Handled 

Under Charles E. 


Chicago, Nov. 1. 

Three field men will take the road 
to secure new houses for the Asso- 
ciation. With recent changes in- 
augurated in connection with the 
agency it is believed the time is ripe 
to interest many managers. 

The bookings of the Association 
are now being handled on an en- 
tirely different scale froiVi that 
which was In effect before Charles 
E. Bray assumed the general man- 
agement. The partitions which sep- 
arated the floor space in the State- 
Lake building into private offlcea, 
in which each booker was located, 
have been removed and all bookers 
are now in the one big, open room. 

Many now rules have been formu- 
lated which are expected to add to 
the efficiency of the agency. Agents 
are expected to report by 9.30 a. m. 
and to be in touch with the general 
agency until 9.30 at night, the agent'd 
offlcos are expected to be equipped 
with a force which can handle the 
booking and seeing of acts advan- 
tageously, and in addition the agents 
are held responsible for all acts 

There is general belief that the 
Association, under its present man- 
agement, will resume the importance 
it occupied a decade ago. 


200 Turns Wailing as Against Not Over Five Month 
Ago — Large Number of Good Cabarets Are 
Open — All Paying Good Money 


A 8«nsational Hit at th« Palace, 
Chicago, This Week (Oct. 29) 

"A female impersonator who is 
more than Just an impersonator of 
feminine beauty and a model for 
gowns. Here is a chap who makes 
good on ability and has an abun- 
dance of real talent."— AMERICAN. 



Supreme Court Up-state So 

Holds in Action to Recover 

for Damaged Coat 


Republic's Sunday Vaudeville Pasit«d 
on by Court 


H^^vana, Nov. 1. 

The theatrical future, for the im- 
porting of acts and novelties to 
Cuba, is largely depending on the 
result of the coming presidential 
election. The banks are holding up 
deposits at present, according lo 
some of the agents, and they arc 
unable to make transfers to meet 
guarantees that acts want deposited 
in the United States before leaving 
for the Island. 

The Singer Midgets were to have 
been brought here to open Nov. 15 
for a four weeks' engagement at 
(6,000 weekly. Santos, the local 
agent, made the deal with Charles in New York, but because of 
banking conditions Santos did not 
make his American deposit for the 
guarnntoe and the engagement was 
called off. 

New Stunt for Business Mak- 
ing— $1 ,000 Payable 

.; Chicago, Nov. 1. 

A publicity stunt has been evolved 
for Shubert Vaudeville theatres by 
which patrons of the matinees are 
insured to the amount of $1,000 
against all kinds of accidents, sick-* 
ness and death. The mere attend- 
ance at a matinee call.s for Insur- 
ance for a week and regular attend- 
ance at the shows will mean per- 
manent insurance. 

Harold Burg, general press rep- 
resentative of the Affiliated Thea- 
tres Corporation, is responsible for 
the stunt. The insurance is se- 
cured through the North American 
Insurance Company. It is said to 
cost 3 cents i)or person with a re- 
bate to the Shuberts of 2 cents, 
which makes the cost of the stunt 
1 cent per penson. The insurance 
company pays for the envelopes. 

The stunt will have its ihtrodur- 
tion into the Shubert houses at the 
Englewood next week, where "Main 
Street Follies" will be the attrac- 


George Z. Medalle, referee in the 
Injunction suit against Oliver Bailey, 
manager of the Republic, New York, 
brought by the S. R. F. Amusement 
Co., Inc., decided for Bailey and dis- 
tnlssed the complaint. The litiga- 
tion involved the Sunday concert 
lease on the Republic for a period 
from Sept. 1, 1922, to April 30, 15)24. 
at $10,000 annual rental. The S. U. F. 
company alleged that Bailey refused 
them admission to the theatre on 
Sunday. Sept. 17 

- -A temporary injunction ' was 
granted the plaintiff on po.Mtlng of a 
$5,000 bond. A speedy was also 
ordori'il before a referee. 

Bailey'H juKuments, through M. T^. (O'Brien. & 
I>ri«coll). was to the effect the Sun- 
day.s .i^^how.s were not "hiph class" 
as covinanted. that they hurt the 
receiptK of "Abie's Irish KoHe." tiio 
Jegit attraction there. throuRh pe« 
rtodical switching of the llRhts for 
the Sunday shows; also that a pro- 

' Posed i)ioture entertainment pul cy 
did not constitute "high class the- 
atrical performances." 


Chicago, Nov. 1. 
The unit vaudeville shows sent to 
small places in Michigan by the 
United Booking Association, De- 
troit, of whieh Henry H. Leuders 
is prc-^ldent and Will T. Elliott 
general manager, continue to play 
the circuit arranged, with tlie ex- 
ception of a few changes. Tlio Or- 
pheum, Flint, the only week stand, 
dropped out. The show at the 
Strand at Owo.sso Oct. 27-28 was- 
called "Fads and Follies," and had 
Ault's Milanese Troubadours. Mae 
Thomas, Conway and Weir, Al New- 
ten a!nd llarmrny Duo. The show 
coming there Nov. 3-4 is exiled 
"CJreenwii'h Village Follies." and 
hiil.s Br.idshaw and Janet, La Petta 
and Co., Miss Marion Brush and 
Victor, Farrow Brothers and Boston 
Harmony Trio. 


The jH-i>liniinaries of an tuKage- 

*n^nt ,.t Keiths Balace. New York. 

"taricd thifl week for IV'gsy Hop- 

_ilins. uli(» 1j(j(4 the iilea kIh' in.iv he 

^'^ '" 'I • a vaudeville ulL w.Hi 

Harry llirhinan, the pianist. 

Mr. Uichman is now with "Queen 
of Hearm." the Nora Hayes show 
at the Cohan, which wiil finally 
close Nov. U. 

Musicians' Local, Frisco, Votes for 
It — Managers Opposed 


Unlontov/n, Nov. 1. 

The State, one of the best houses 
in rcinisylvania, opened Oct. 30, | 
playing picture.s and Keith^-pdp 
vaudeville on a split week policy. 

Th(^ house was built by C M. Mf- 
Ciuski-y and has a 125,000 popo'^i- 
tion to draw from on account of the 
location, whieh is in the center of a 
remarkable iiilcrurban syst em. T he 
Ihcalre strurture contairis ofFlceH, n 
restaurant, billiard parlor ami stores, 
and was erected at a cost (»f |HO0,000. 

Billy Delaney. of the Keith ofTlce. 
books the house, which will play five 
acts and pictures twice weekly. 

San Francisco, Nov. 1. 

Installation of "swing" orchestras, 
which will give the men employed In 
the orchestras of San Francisco the- 
atres, cafes, dancing places and 
similar lines of amusement one day 
off a week, is to be demanded by 
Musicians' Union Local No. 6 in a 
propo.sal now being prepared for 
presentation to theatrical managers 
and others. 

It is understood that the move is 
not meeting >,'ith approval on the 
part of the theatre men, who claim 
that such procedure will disrupt 
their orchestras and cannot be 
worked out In a practical manner. 
There is talk that even in the ranks 
of the musicians themselves the idea 
has been opposed. 

The decision to present such a 
demand was reached at a meeting 
of the musicians held here last week. 
The report current about town is 
that the musicians voted unani- 
mously for the adoption of the plan. 

"The wage problem," said Walter 
A. Weber, president of the union, 
"was not discussed at the last meet- 
ing. That is a matter which will be 
thrashed out between now and Jan- 
uary, when the existing agreement 
between the musicians and man- 
ag<'rs expire.^. Before long vvt- ex- 
pect to meet the managers of San 
I'Yaneiseo and Oakland to discuss 
the waff*: "fiuestlon." 

Weber would not diseuss tfce v>ro- 
posed "swin/r" orchestra Idea. I"'rom 
«)ther sources, however. It was 
learned that otTlrl.tls of the union 
are contemplating making a demand 
not only for seven days' pay for six 
days* work, but will ask the man- 
agers tf> pay the salary of the 
"swing" men as well. It is this 
feature of the demand that is par- 
ticulaily f>V»jeetionable to the man- 
agers, they say. 

One pict ure theatre manager is 
quoted as saying: 

"This proposal of Instilling 
'.'^wing orchestras' is absurd. We 
don't proposf to have our i>rograms 
'butchered' by a 'swing orchestra' 
going into the pit 'cold."* 

Binghamton, N. Y., Nov. 1. 
A theatre owner Is not a bailee or 
insurer of the .^-afety of personal 
property belonging to his patrons, 
according to a New York Supreme 
Court decision by Justice McCann in 
the suit of Mary L. McDonald 
against Odell S. Hathaway, owner 
of the Binghamton theatre. Miss 
McDonald burned her coat in the 

theatre the night of Jan. 16 last, 
after resting It on the balcony rail 
in front of her loge seat. The 
coat came into contact with an tm- 
lighted electric light bulk, which 
she did not observe In the darkness. 
When the lights were turned on 
during Intermission she found It 
damaged and brought suit for $225, 
alleging negligence on the manage- 
ment's part; 

Hathaways defense wan contribu- 
tory neg'igence by the plaintiff, the 
court granting his attorneys' (Dim- 
stead & Ashley) motion to dismiss 
the complaint. 

The jurist's opinion is of Interest 
to every theatre manager and own- 

"The owner o^^a theatre is not 
a bailee of property of his patrons 
brought into the theatre, and not 
an insurer of the safety of such 
property. The defendant was 
obliged to exercise only ordiriary 
care to prevent injury to the prop- 
erty of the pl?\intlfr. The rail of 
the loge was not held out or 
de.' ignated as a place for the de- 
posit of wearing apj»arel of the 
persons attending the perform- 
ance and the defendant was not 
obligated to render it safe for such 

"If the plainfirr heedlessly and 
without looking, or while In the 
dark, so that she was unable to 
see, placed her coat wher^ it was 
liable to be damaged. If she placed 
her coat there when the lighl was 
unlighted and she could not see her 
negligence In so doing, constitut- 
ed contributory negligence as a 
matter of law. If she placed it there 
when the light was lighted she 
was certainly negligent. In either 
event, she was not entitled to re- 
cover aa she knew or should have 
known that there were electric 
lights around the front of the bal- 
cony and she was bound to use 
care according to the circum- 
stances to avoid injury to herself 
or her property.** 

With the closing of several Shu- 
bert units, other acts holding out 
for salaries and routes, and the usual 
congestion prevalent at all times, 
cabaret agents report that the 
number of acta available fur restau- 
rant work has undergone a surpris- 
ing Increase. One agent last month 
did not have five acts available. He 

states there are now 200 waiting 
for bookings. 

This is accounted for also by the 
fact the cabarets are paying un- 
usually good money to the proper 
entertainers. In addition to the at- 
traction of the salary increase, many 
of the places in Philadelphia. Bal- 
timore, Toledo. Cleveland. New Or- 
leans, Montreal and the like, engage 
their talent for a stipulated run. 
thus assuring a prolonged itinerary 
In one city which naturally elim- 
inates passenger and freight tolls. 
Then, too, many of the cabarets are 
part of a chain or circuit with the 
performer benefiting accordingly by 
the prolonged engagement. 

Despite the prohibition bugaboo 
there are a large number of hlgh- 
class cabarets open. Discounting 
the "selling" angle, each place is as- 
sured its share through the $1 and 
12 convert charges. This becomes 
added inducement to "name" attrac- 
tions who insist on a percentage 
cut-in on this revenue. 

Performers are further attracted 
by restaurant work by ftie fact It 
does not* constitute "opposition" to 
any vaudeville circuit, many of 
them, in fact, doubling between 
vaudeville and cabaret work as, for 
instance, Duffy and Sweeny, In their 
fifth week in a I'hiladelphia cabaret 
in conjunction with their vaudeville 


NOW With loew 

Matthews and Ayres, recently of 
the Weber and Fields Shtibert 
vaudeville unit, will open for the 
. Leew Circuit. 

The team played the Shubert 
faudeville circuit last season. This 
season they joined the Weber and 
Fields unit at the Crescent, Brook- 
lyn, receiving notice and leaving the 
attraction after two weelcs. 

The unit producer and the turn 
dlff(>rcd over salary arranfremewtH 
and the refusal of I'Yank Matthews 
to play a comedy role in the revue 
portion of the i nit. Mis.«( Ayres was 
to have rejdaced F'ranees Demarest 
iti the revue. 

Agent of Otage Union in Chicago, 
Recovering Health 

* •' ' Chicago, Nov. 1. 

Dick Oreen, business agent of tha 
I. A. T. S. R. (Local No. 2), and sec- 
ond vice-president of the Interna- 
tional, has resigned, owing to ill 

When Green terminated his con- 
nection with the organization he 
was given a purse of $5,000 In addi- 
tion to eighteen months' ndvanco 
pay, which Indicates the high re- 
gard In which he was held. 

At his suggestion George Brown 
was named to succeed him as busi- 
ness agent of the Chicago local with 
the understanding that Green is to 
resume his duties as soon as he re- 
covers his health. 

Green went from Chicago to Bat- 
tle Creek to a sanitarium and left 
there this week for Hot Springs, 
Ark., where he plans to remain throe 


Chlc.'iifo, Nov. 1. 
C. Preston of M'nneapolis has re- 
placed Jimmy O'Neill, resigned, as 
head OL the International Booking 
I'^xchange, the local agency affil- 
iated with .Shubert vaudeville. 


iJDudini li.'ls filed ,in N. v'. A.corn- 
p'.tint against the Creat Blackstono, 
alleging infrinKenieiit of the "Over- 
board Box" trif'k. He his also 
placed the matter in the hands of 
bis attorn<'V3. IJrnst. Fox & Crane. 


The Wirth. Blumcnfeld Fair Book- 
ing Association, Inc., Is Involved in 
a New York Supreme (V)jirt .suit and 
counterclaim with Udwin P. Cor- 
onati, .South Beach outd«)or show* 
man. Coronatl agr^ud to furr^ji^h 
"tents, circus seats, wagons, 
slir)w iM'ople and other parapher- 
nalia" for a week's booking by the 
Wirth-P.lumenfeld' company, stait- 
Ing July 1 at Larchmont, N. Y.. and 
winding up July 8 at Jamaica, I-.. 
I., in one and t\yo-day stands 
tbrotiKh Freeport, Great Neck. etc. 
The W-B firm claims it was dam- 
aged 11,500 thr^gh various breach - 
ings of the contract, such as erect- 
ing a tent of lesser seating capacity 
than agreed; not pronjptly fullilling 
dates which necessitated the i»lain- 
tifT's personal furnishing of labor \d 
acfcmplish It; Coronati's alleged 
failure^ fo provide a "high school 
horae*'*; also failure to provide five 
western riders. ' 

Coronatl counterclnlmed for $00'. 
due. In the Kichinond Borough 
Municipal Court. He alleged the 
<'()n tract for the week was for $2. 

their motion to consolidate ^v^\\\ ;m , 
rions so as to maKe the Cuiuiiati 
Mtiniejp;i| Court .-■uit in 'h ■ form n! 
a ci^unterclaim to the Suprcfi.. < i 

action. , _^. .. , :^ 

■zzu. of whi(h only 1-1.31:0 wa.*i paid. 

V A U D E V 1 LX"E 

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Friday, November .3, 1923 


Once R^ted as Millionaire, Popular Theatre Owner 
and Manager Loses Out — Business Decline and 
Opposition Contribute 

Joe Erbcr. the nationally known 
vaudeville and legit theatre owner 
of East St. Louis, HI., is in New- 
York, looking fo.' a job. 

Without any advance information 
as to hi.s situation, the popular 
showman drifted in and called tn 
J. J. Murdook of the Keith office, 
surprising him with a request for 
a post as a house manager. 

Two years ago Erber was at the 
zenith of his long career when he 
opened *his new million-dollar 
vaudeville house in East St. Louis. 
Notables from all over the country 
flocked to the :)remiere, presenting 
western vaudeville (association) 
attractions. The old house, Erber's. 
was converfed to a picture policy, 
and his third house, in Belleville, 
remained a vaudeville stand. 

It now appears that Erber, in his 
enthusiasm over his home town, 
overplayed possibilities. It could 
not support an enterprise of the 
magnitude of the new theatre. Er- 
ber had put $120,000 in cash of his 
own resources into it and bad 
strained his credit facilities for the 
rest. ■■' '•,;.'■ .;.' V.-'. . :■ 

General business decline, as well 
Rs the growth of the "State-Lake 
policy" in the Orpheum house In 
St. Louis, Just acros.s the river 
(like Manhattan is from Astoria) 
soon turned the new and palatial 
house Into a loser. It became finan- 
cially involved so that Erber, while 
he retailed control, was upable to 
extract any funds. ■' ^' 

The result was that tbe game 
showman, who a few years ago 
was regM>>.V^|as a millionaire and 
one €f "i'fi i/jst famous of the W. 
5. '^^ A. -Orpheum standbys. pulled 
ap his stakes and came east to 
look for work, not sympathy. 


Keith Office System Carried For' 
■■:/ ward • s ■ 

The card file carrying reports of 
vaudeville acts, part of the system 
inaugurated by W. D. W^egefarth in 
the Keith office, is now being re- 
arranged so that one card will carry 
all reports on the same act. Up- 
wards of 10,000 cards have been 
made out, many acts being reported 
on by different men. The new cards 
will carry all reports, simplifying 

On the report cards, only the 
opinions and suggestions of bookers 
will be carried. The schedule of 
Keith office reviewing in vogue now 
calls for bookers only to report on 
acts, eliminating the office attaches 
and office boys, etc., from expres- 
sing their opinion, "^i 


Pantagcs Submitting Offar to Turns 
Out of Closad Unita 


The week of Shubert vaudeville 
one night stands between St. Paul 
and Chicago have been rearranged 
so that Rockford and CHnton have 
been dropped and Faribault, Minn., 
and Freoport, 111., have been added. 
The complete Jump as it now stands 
is: Eau Claire, Winona, Faribault. 
La Crosse, Dubuque and Freeport, 
111. - 


Marguerite Calvert Commits Suicide 
on Coast 

San Francisco, Nov. 1. 

Margu»-rite Calvert (Mrs. ^\>' D. 
Harrihi), the dancing violiniste, com- 
mitted suicide by shooting herself 
here last Friday. 

Miss Calvert had been In vaude- 
ville for about eight years, doing a 
single dancing and violin playing. 
She formerly lived In New York 
City with her mother and sister. 

William Klein, attorney for Shu- 
bert Advanced Vaudeville. Inc., 
made a motion this week to dismiss 
the complaint in an 1800 breach of 
contract suit begun by Bert Melrose 
on a 20-ln-24 weeks' agreement. 
Melrose,- who is represented by 
Bloomberg & Bloomberg, sets forth 
he only played 17 weeks, one week 
being mutually eliminated through 
the performers illness, Melrose 
suhig for the other two at $400 a 
week. Klein's contention for the 
dismissal is an alleged written 
waiver and settlement for the two 
remaining weeks. . ij 


Chicago, Nov. 1. 
Misunderstandings between man- 
agers of vaudeville theatres and 
stage hands in several Michigan 
cities hfive occupied the time of 
W. S. Butterfield, head of the cir- 
cuit bearing hi.s name, recently. At 
Flint, where the Palace plays 
vaudeville, and the Regent occa- 
sional acts in connection with pic- 
tures, the situation is tense. 


Keith'.s Palace, ICew York, has an 
\inusually big lay out of names for 
its vaudeville program for the week 
of November 20. Not less than four 
•'names'* will be on it. 

Three of them will be Ann Penn- 
ington, \.hiteman's band and Lou 
Tel lege n. 

Arthur Pearson has signed "Max" 
and "Moritz" to continue with "Zig- 
Zag" for the balance of the season. 
The monks will play a return en- 
gagement at the Central, New York, 
Nov. 13 with "Zig-Zag.' having 
made their initial appearance at the 
Central with "Give 'le a Thrill." 

The Pantages Circuit has been 
unusually active the past week in 
an effort to secure acts that are in 
closing Shubert units, ^he offers 
have not been confined to the units 
definitely closed but are reported as 
embracing about all of the stars or 
top notchers of the circuit. 

In the cases of acts already in a 
position to book with an independent 
circuit, definite offers have been 
made, tlje acts to open immediately 
for Pan for tours that average about 
22 weeks. 

Several former Shubert acts are 
playing in and around Greater New 
York for the Loew Circuit and the 
independent Fally Markus office. 


Eddie Foy threatened to walk out 
of the bill at the Palace, New York, 
Monday, objecting to the banner 
stretched across the lobby adver- 
tising the engagement of Fannie 

The Keith officials listened to 
Foy and ordered the removal of the 
streamer Tuesday. The newspaper 
advertisements were also changed 
to Include Foy's name with Miss 
Brice as the headliners for the 

The time table outside the theatre 
remained the same throughout the 
week. On the time table Miss Brice 
had the large type In the next to 
closing position. 




Edward Cholmeley-Jo/ies, well 
known in operatic and theatrical 
circles In Philadelphia and New 
York, died suddenly Oct. 25" of pneu- 
monia in Philadelphia. He was 70 
years of age, and his death came 
after he had been removed from his 
home in Broomall, Delaware county, 
to the Bryn Mawr hospital. 

Mr. Cholme'ey-Jones, popularly 
known as "Colonel." was born In 
Worcestershire, England, Jan. 30, 
1852. He was an Oxford graduate 
with degrees of B. A. and M. A. from 
Magdalen, where he won an open 
choral scholarship. After gradua- 
tion he soon became known in Lon- 

-- \ 


Los Angeles, Nov. 1. 
The "Third of a Century" cele- 
bration which was held at the 
Orpheum here last week was a big 
money getter from the box office 
standpoint, but the entertainment 
flopped badly, at least as far as 
the afterpiece was concerned. The 
straight vaudeville bill would have 
been better without the added at-^ 


OCTOBER 24th, 1922 

managerial post was at the Harrla 
theatre, Pittsburgh, In 1914. Ho ^j^ 



A lovinc tribute to the cherished 

memory of my devoted dauKhter 

who departed this life November 

3d, 1918. 



Philadelphia, Nov. 1. 

A vaudeville and picture theatre 
to seat 2,500 will be erected at Broad 
and Louden streets by the Stanley 
Co. of America. 

On the Broad street front will be 
stores. The theatre will have an 
orchestra floor and a balcony with 
two tiers of boxes on each side of 
the proscenium arch. 


"The Troubles of 1922." the 
Davidow & L^ Maire Shubert 
vaudeville unit .show, will play the 
Winter Garden Sunday night intact. 
The show will also hold several 
additional turns. 

The unit is laying off this week 
and is not due into the Central until 
January. ■ 

Conroy and Murphy Reunite 
Frank Conroy and Harry Murphy, 

reunited, to play the blackface skit, 

"The Sharpshooter." 

Conroy rejoined George Le Mairc 

after splitting with Murphy, playing 

aj the old team of Conroy and Le 

Maire for eight \^eks. 

The Conioy-Murphy combination 

will open next week at a Keith 

house. • 

New South Bend House Open 

Chicago, Nov. 1. 
A new theatre at South Bond. Ind.. 
Orpheum, booked by Sam K«.hl, will 
open Nov. 2 with vaudeville. 

A. & H. Road Show 

San Franei.sco, Nov. 1. 
The first bill of five acts to travel 
— fntftct over the Aokerman iis. Harris 

circuit opened in Seattle la.'it work. 


Richard IJartlet has in prepara- 
tion a itaiuiinj,' ;.ot starri:-" - Klisn 
Brown and her dancing partner, 

Ames and Winthrop will leave 
Arthur "Zig-Zag" follow- 
ing the engagement at Boston. The 
contract wa.s mutually abrogated by 
Pearson and the artists, the latter 
holding pay or play contracts for 
the sea.son. 


Danny Healy, with "Weber A- 
Friedlander's "Steppin" Around," at 
the Central last week ^)ulled a per- 
sonal publicity stunt. He engaged 
a wagon with a dcnkey as the 
motive power, the conveyance being 
covered by a transparency on the 
order of the political transparencies 
used to boom candidates, each sid^ 
1 ving Healy's name and that he' 
was at the Central painted on it. 
Healy claims his personal publicity 
bid was made because the unit show 
refused to give him what he deemet! 
a break in the advertising matter. 
Healy has given notice to the unit 
and will leave the show next week. 

"Main Street Follies." a Weber* 
Friedlander Shubert unit, is laying 
off In Chicago this week, and it is 
announced that the purpose of the 
lay-off Is to secure new people. 

Instead of laying o': next w(jek. 
Davidow & Le.Maire"s "Troubles of 
1922" will play the^ Lincoln, I'nion 
Hill, and the Central, Jersey City, 
as a split. The Shubert unit rout- 
ing ordinafrily woul have had 
"Spice of Life" playing the .Jersey 
split week, but the entry of the 
Harlem opera lioii^e, tlhich starts 
with the Shubert units next week 
with "Spice of Lif >, • changes the 
rotation of the .hel. The Shubert 
units will go from tli*» Central to 
the Harlem (.pcra house a.s a reprular 
wheel jump, with tHe Jersey City 
split followinpr. 


Celeste Corene (Corene Sisters) 
has been confined to her home in 
Philadelphia for the past two weeks 
with pneumonia. It will be at least 
three more weeks before she can re- 
join her sister. 

John Meehan. general stage dl-, 
rector for George M. Cohan, has 
recovered from an appendicitis 
operation and is back in his office. 

Clara Beyers Is convalescent at 
the Florence Ward Sanitarium, San 
Francisco, following an operation 
for appendicitis with peritonitis fol- 

Georgette Lopez is at the New York 
Hospital, recuperating^ without 
knowing how long she will have to 
remain there. Lopez was with 
a Bellit act. 

Mme. Franze.ska ("Billie" and 
"Jackie" is ill at St. Luke's Ho.spi- 
tal (Room ^35), St. Louis, and may 
be there for several weeks. 

Maxinc Claire (Spice of Life) 
tripped on her skirt while getting 
out of a taxicab at the stage door 
of the Central, New York, Monday 
evening, and was removed to the 
home of her physician, Dr. William 
Freeder, 547 Fifth avenue.^here she 
was /reated for a fracture of the 
fibula bone. Mis.s Claire will not 
be able to return to work this week. 


Judith Dier has joined Phil Tay- 
lors "7 o' Hearts," replacing Ethel 

Catherine Koehler in "Variety 
Supreme." h girls. 1 man. 

Hazel Romaine in skit called "The j 
Girl in the Bathtub" 

don musical circles, and then left 
for America to become bass soloist 
and organist of Triqity church, New 
York. , •. -...^ ,, ■• ■-,•■:>•..., 

Later he joined th^ New York 
"Herald" staff as a reporter, and at 
various times served In the capaci- 
ties of musical and dramatic writer 
on that paper. He gave up journal- 
ism and became a professor In the 
National Conservatory of Music, 
and was first 'secretary of the Na- 
tional Opera Society. In 1892 he 
l>ecame the head o( the resident 
publicity department of the Nbcon- 
Zimmerrrian theatrical enterprises in 
Philadelphia, and continued In that 
capacity to his death. 


Mme. Rita Fornla, 44 years old. 
died in Paris, Oct. 27. When post- 
poning her sailing date due to an 
illness, her husband, James Labey. 
an art dealer of New York and 
Paris, sailed with her brother, Ar- 
thur Newman, to join her in Paris. 
She was lisfed to sing Suzuki In 
the first performance of "Madame 

managed numerous other hout«| 
and companies during his Ioq^ 
career. Mr. Hill was a civil w«r 
veteran. He was noted as the mai 
who sounded the bugle charge for 
the Union Army at the Battle «i 
Gettysburg. A widow and daughtei^ 
survive. « 



Chas. E. Eldrldge, 68, died from 
a cancer Oct. 29. He was a legiti- 
mate actor for upwards of 40 year% 
having entered the theatrical pro* 
fes.<?ion as a youth. Mr. Eldridfe 
played In the support of many 
notable stars during bis career. H« 
was one of the first to enter th« 
picture field and appeared in Im- 
portant roles for Vltagraph for t 
number of years. He was an actlv« 
member of the Green Room Club 
and a Mason. Services were con- 
ducted i>y St. Ceclle Lodge Oct. St 



Duke Anderson, comedian wltK 
Harvey's Greater Minstrels, was In* 
stantly killed October 27 at CamiH 
b^lford, Ont., while hunting. He ae4 
cldently shot himself, blowing h|| 
entire face off. Funeral was heIC 
.Sunday at Belleville. Ont. The mli^»; 
strel band and company escorted tb$' 
remains. Decea.sed Is survived bf 
a widow, who Is w'lth the same com- 
pany. ,^ 


Mrs. Max Caplin. identified witk 
musical comedy and vaudeville, 
died aboard ship from Halifax to 
Brockton, Mass., Oct. 24. whll« 
traveling with her own sh«w. Mrs. 
Caplin Is survived by her hu.sband, 
Lawrence Davis, and a .sister, Mrs. 
Sidney Snow. * 



JOE HORwrrz 

Who Passpct Away October 2$th. 1922. 


Butterfly" this winter. She first 
sang in New York under the direc- 
tion of Henry W. Savage In the 
Castle Square Company 16 years 
ago, and a few years later Joined 
the Metropolitan. Her proper name 
was Rita Newman and she was 
born In California. 


John P. Hill, veteran theatrical 
manager, died Monday, Oct. 30, in 
the Grand Central Terminal, N. Y. 
Death resulted from heart disease. 
He was 75 years 'old and his last 


Van Murrell, a brother of Roger 
Murrell, who Is a partner in the 
Dwight Pepple agency, dropped 
dead at Jefferson City, Mo., last Fri- 
day, where he was with "The Night- 



Frank D. Lane, actor, stage man* 
ager and scene painter, died at hli 
home in Jersey City, Oct. 30. H« 
was vice-president of the Catholic 
Actors' Guild of America. 

The mothar of Ralph W. Lon& 
general manager of the ShubertJk< 
and Edward Long, manager of thf 
Globe for Charles Dillingham, died 
at her home at Beechhurst, L. I, 
Oct. 29. Mrs. Long \ti|p operated on 
in the summer, but specialists ad- 
vised that her case was hopeless. 

Jack Harper of Indianapolis. stft«r« 
carpenter with Harry Dixon's "Mid- 
night Revels" (Shubert unit), died 
Oct. 26 at the Sisters Hospital. Buf- 
falo. N. Y. The deceased had been 
with Dixon for 10 years. 


Cecil Langdon (formerly with 
Harry Langdon and Co., vaudeville) 
to Oscar Boese, stage manager of 
the Majestic, Milwaukee, Oct. 10. at 

Aco Berry, jiublicity director for 
the Brentlinger circuit, was mar- 
ried to Sally Whitehill, non-profes- 
sional, October 24 at Indianapolis. 

Vanda Hoff, cla.«isical dancer, to 
Paul Whiteman, orchestra leader, 
and Emily Drangc ("Orange Blo.s- 
soms") and Lynn Overman ("Just 
Married") in a double wedding Nov. 
2 in New York. 

Evelyn Greeley (pictures) to John 
P. Smiley, non -professional. In New \ 
York. Oct. 25. 

Mary Brandon, last in "Up the 
LoJder," to Robert E. Shcrv.ood. 
1»lcture critic for the Ne^ i'crk 
'Herald." in the Little Church 
Around the Corner, Oct. 29. 


Mr. and Mr.«. ArscQc Ganti«.r, In 
New Ycrk, Oct. 30.; son. 

Lotu.s Robb has rrpl.nrrd Pamela 
Gaythorne in "Thv End Fool" at 
the Times Square. 

FiPher "White, E.u;li.-4h rh.Tracter 
actor, arrived thi.s w» ek on the 
"Ohmjj'c." completing the cast of 
"The Wheel of Life' i Marc Klaw). 

m ANL Cul 

Vinront O'Donnell was forced to 
le.ivo the bill at the Gol. :on Gate, 
Sun Francisco, on Tue^'dav uf last 
week with Koxy L.t Rocen doubling 
from the "Orpheuni and iila\ ing out 
the time. O'Dnnnell was stiff I'ling 
fiom a sfv»re throat .",•.•••,^1;. 


(Continued from page 1) 
as property man. At that time somi 
one was needed for a small unim- 
portant bit and Yule wds selected, 
After a couple of weeks Yule wal 
given another small bit. When th« 
Columbia censors looked over the 
show several week.«< late, their re- 
port mentioned Yule as one of the 
most capable people in it. ^ 

By that time (about three weekf 
ago) Yule had advanced to handling 
so much of the dialog and business, 
the management decided it would 
have to decide whether Yule yaa to 
be a property man or actor, deciding 
in favor of the latter and engaging 
a new props. 

Yule's rise from props to principal 
comic with a burlesque in .six wj'oks' 
time i.s not without precodenf, but 
is about the quickest trans4tl.'..i ftom 
overalls t>> greasepaint on irirJ. 
He Is to be f»ature,d » > a Colu: i!>i* 
\Tnoel ."'ic r.*tt eeATja, a'^'-or-liol 
lo re port. 

Previous to hs job a.T ])rn; • i 
"T«-mptations." Yulo had he!.! ; i'.iJ* 
lar jobs witV. American wl^-;"! slv^w* 
alwaj.s douhling in .«imall p.'ir'" »•'' 
nev«r ;ilira<tinK any paniriil.iT- at* 
t»'niion until the Columbia » < nsors 
l.-'ri^-rr;.: i'^lort :h!7 rc^.ctt. 

Friday, November 8, 1923 

•3 ■ '.« 

ff ^ 






pevamped Musical Comedy 
Experiment Pronounced Fail- 
ure — Eight Weeks' Try 

Revamped musical shows as 
t>6ok!^ for burlesque attractions lack 
the necessary elements that con- 
stitutes real burlesque entertain- 
ment in the opinion of the Columbia 
executives. An illustration of this 
contention is th« "Social Maids" 
Columbia show the current season, 
wlUch started out with a high class 
production scenically and as to cos- 
tumes, and with the Lew Fields' 
inuslcul "Blue Eyes" book as the 
^basis of the "Social Maids" enter- 
tainment. '/: 

The show was praised erenerally 
for its production features by most 
of the Columbia houses where it 
flayed, but it appeared to bv^ the 
consensus of opinion it wasn't a 
burlesque show, and the musical 
show book was cited as the basic 
cause of tho trouble. Variety's re- 
view (by Ittish) said this in effect 
When the show was caught at Hur- 
tlg & Scamon's 125th St. about t'-.e 
Bcoiid week of the season. 

The Columbia people decided to 
let the show go along for a while 
to give tha musical comedy book 
experiment a fair try. After some 
eight weeVs* consideration it was 
finally decided the experiment had 
failed and a real burlesque show 
wouM have to be substituted. Hur- 
tjg A. Seamen, owners of the nhow, 
concuned in this viewpoint, with 
iho result that an entire new Hhow 
will, replace the former "Social 
Mj^ds." the only thing remaining 
l>cing the title. 

Tn addition to Stone and Pillard. 
who will head the new ca.»-t, the 
roster of tho revamped show in- 
clude.<* Sammy Wright. Elinor Wil- 
son, Billy Baker and Fay and 
Florence. A bit and number ar- 
rangemt'Dt in line with accei^ted 
burlesque traditions will supplant 
the plotfoil musical show book. The 
show is now rehearsing and will 
reonon with tho now cast and book 
at Providence Nov. 6. 




Henri Al Helasco 

I.a Belle r...^....Collette DapUstc 

Cherle Lorraine Clark 

Fi Fl Cash Roae Allen 

Prof. Puttem Oeorce Sht'lton 

H. SwaKSlehelmer Prank Penny 

AJ Speed Al Qolden 


Husband Denies LucMU Harrison 
Secured Chicago Decree 

Samuel Fried, traveling represen- 
tative vt the Goldwyn Pictures Cor- 
poration, refutes the report Ijucille 
Harrison of the "Follytown" (bur- 
lesque) company has been awarded 
a divorce decree in Chicago. lie has 
a letter from Justice Harry B. Mil- 
ler under date of Oct 26 on the 
jurist's letterhead of the Superior 
Court, Cook county. Chicago, which 
states the decree "has not been 
■Ifned and will not be signed If it 
b shown perjury" has been com- 
mlttSd." ... 

Fried alleges he was never 
•er%'td and that Miss Harrison is 
not a legal resident of Chicago, set- 
ting forth she instituted an action 
for separation last sunuoer in New 
York through Samuel H. Lagusker 
and dropped it. Aug. 15 she brought 
divorce proceedings in Chicago. 

Mr. Lagusker states that he Is 
about to bring a suit for legal serv- 
ices arising from the separation 

This Mutual burlesque attraction 
was produced by the Manheim-Vail 
firm. At the Olympic Tuesday nigl.t, 
with Al Smith next door in Tam- 
many Hall, the show did about 
three-quarters capacity. 

"Laffln' Thru" is one of the best 
shows seen on this wheel at the 
14th street house this season. The 
producers staged it intelligently, 
getting away from the bit and num- 
ber hoke and with ^ minimum of 
smut that proved a stag audience 
can be entertained without tho blue. 

The chorus supplied the thrills, 
appearing bare-legged in their neat 
changed and shaking it up for the 
boys on every appearance. On© 
shimmy pick-out number earned 
five encores. The 16 girls are far. 
above t'le average sot for this cir- 
cuit in appearance. 

The show is in four full stage sets, 
all good looking. Instead of the 
usual bit and number continuity 
there is a bedroom farce, a doctor's 
cince scene and a burlesque wed- 
ding, with the paps filled by enter- 
taining specialties. 

The comics are Frank Penny, do- 
infr Dutch, and Cleorge Shelton. a 
bespectacled ' tramp. ' who gets 
ymazlng results with quiet and 
legitimate delivery. Al Raymond, a 
capable, clean-cut straij;ht, i.s also 
credited with tho slaving of the 
.^hov.'. Al B»'l;i8C0, tne juvenile, 
looks like a tind. Tho youngstor 
handl.^3 a siixopl'.ono .speclaiLy in 
art one. then goals them in a-t two 
with a singing and e 'centric dance 
solo, in addition lo I'layinp several 
minor roles. 

The princijial women arc Collettc 
Baptiste. a clear-voiced prim.'i 
donna: Lorraine Clark, the ingenue, 
of shivery propeni:itie3 aiul deep 
pipCs: Rose Allen, :i cute plump 
blondina soubret. and Betty Abbot, 
who is th>- end pony until stepping 
out in "one" tor a 8p>>clally witli 
Ilelasco that sliows 80ul^>ret uUility. 
She's a cute little girl with a pleas- 
ing voice. 

The bedroom farce, a travesty on 
a legitimate one, was very funny 
and well played. The set was a 
pretty cyclorama with twin beds. 
The siren in pajamas occupied the- 
bed, from which j oint of vantage 
she greeted each of her admirers. 
As tho phone rang she screamed, 
"My hushand!" The Lotharios were 
all parked under the bed until three 
had become acquainted. They are 
discovered upon the arrival of the 
real husband and alibi as the ice- 
man, the butcher, etc. The scene 
was funny and cleanly played, not 
unlike the one in the "Music Box 
Revue" of last season. 

Another funny and well done 
scene was a "table bit" with a new 
twist. Of the specialties, George 
Shelton gained awards with a 
monolog delivered from all sorts of 
reclining positions. This chap could 
handle talk if outfitted properly. It 
sulBced for here but was a succes- 
sion of released gags. 

,Iust before the finale. Princess 
Athena, a cooch dancer, added at- 
traction, appeared. The I'rinccss 
flashed a very mild "cooch" to the 
accompaniment of castanets and 
abbreviated attire. She finished 
second to some of the chorus girls 
who had appeared before. Also the 
Princess was not required to make 
weight for the engagement. She 
needs plenty of road work. Con, 


_r—- "-- Cincinnati, f>fov. 1. 

After trying for months, Mutual 
burlesque has added Cincinnati to 
its circuit. Beginning next Sunday, 
Mutual attractions will show at the 
People's, which for many years was 
the home of burlesque. The first 
production will be Bernard & Mor- 
ris' 'Ht.^.da x'p." Peoples has been 
running very small time vaudeville 
lOr. several seasons. 

WllliHm Vail, Mutual representa- 
tjve, closed the deal with George 
Talbot, former scenic artist at the 
^rand opera house, and Thomas A. 
I^ellly, former movie theatre owner. 
tn<» present les.sees of People's. 

Mutual tried to lease the Boule- 
yard.theiifre, formerly the Standard 
(buclesqijc), now running picture}*. 


Ada Liirr, toe,, c neaped as 
Pntna donnn with the Al Roves 
't-olunibi i) .shoN%. Miaa Lum makes 
'^^^ove.s- third dcnna since the 
soa^on KiarUMV She repluA ^ May- 
"•^i.e^Cibsi.n. May J'on-.rfcl \,-.\r the 
•"f^'^Wa 11;. «t prima d(.').n;u 


Tha Producer Harry Kelly 

The Author , James HoUy 

Sally HpanKlo Jacqut'S Wilson 

Utrd Uallard ^...Luclllo Harrison 

HI. Slifner William Blett 

Tlliie Ticitlo To« Helen Andrews 

Kay Pootllcht Dolly Rayfleld 

Kitty Kute Mildred Holmes 

Al Le^ro Oeorve Wink 

Barry Tone Harry Ileinly 

Harold Ham I<ester Dorr 

Uus Fay Buster B«anM 


"Sliding" and "Beeftrust" in Bronx. 
"Sliding" Does Biggest Gross 

Through an unusual break In 
bookliiKs. caused by :. re -arrange- 
ment of tlie Columbia route, result- 
ing from a couple of houses drop- 
ping out, "Sliding" Billy Watson's 
show and "Beeftrust" Watson's were 
routed into Miner's Bronx two con- 
secutive weeks, "Slider's" show 
playing the house two weeks ago 
and "Beeftrust" last week. 

The ancient rivalry between the 
two Watsons broke out violently 
ngain in the Bronx, with snipers 
battling over every available billing 
space. Paper set forth the claims 
of each to being the original Billy 
Watson of burlesque. 

Both show.s did about $7,000 on 
their resjuctivo wcf^ks, with the 
"Slider's" toppinr, by a i:light mar- 
gin of a f»'n doll.irs. 


Dan Dod., ha been appojiitcil a 
member v f tiie ^^ut^:al. buries - \ \\( 

James E. Cooper's "Folly Town" 
is one of those average burlesque 
shows, quite a way from top-notch 
classlflcution and at the same time 
far removed from the tail-enders. 
It's entertaining, generally speaking, 
but there are a number of dull spots 
and several basic faults. One of the 
noticeable things lacking is a 
scarcity of comedy In the first part. 
Besides this lack of laughs, what 
comedy there is isn't particularly 

Too many gags. Likewise too 
much dialog. This goes also for the 
secoTid part. Considerable of the 
surplus dialog is handled by the 
women of the show. No one ex- 
pects a burlesque principal to han- 
dle talk as well as a legit player. 
That's whv dialog should be cut to 
a minimum in burlesque. 

The llrst part has flv6 scenes: full 
stage fancy interior, drape in one, 
a shipwreck scene with the comics 
on a raft in midocean, a well pro- 
duced effect, another scene in one 
and a college exterior, the latter 
also a fine looking set with a solid 
looking house and wall. 

The shipwreck scene is productive 
of plenty of laughs. One of the 
other Cooper shows, this one or pos- 
sibly some other producer, had a 
somewhat similar shipwreck comedy 
scone in past seasons. Usual flirta- 
tion bits with husband glaring at 
comic "making" wife, kissing bit. 
etc., is present, and good for mild 

The Hhow more th.m makes up 
for the lightness of the knighs of 
the first section when it gets to the 
second part. There Is a club tcone 
with Jiarry Kelly playing the part 
of a drug liend that is ingenious in 
conception and featured with nov- 
elty. There s a tense bit of melo- 
drunna in this c:ub bit, a fine look- 
ing set to back up the action and a 
thread of plot that hold^^ interest 
all the way. 

Th«» real t>elly laughs that bur- 
lesque must liave arrive in a jail 
[scone. A third degree bit \\A\\ a 
■ bull rapping convicts over the head 
with a stuifed club, is slapstick of 
the be:^t type and made the Colum- 
bia btmch yell. 

Gns Foy, featured comic, uses chin 
piece and Moated ."Stomach in. ac- 
cordance with past traditions of the 
• stage "Dutchman." He makes the 
\ character consistently funny, is 
clean In his methods and generally 
shows a complete knowledge of his 

Lester Dorr does a sort of "nance" 
tramp and worl;s intelligently for 
laughs. Harry Kelly ^es a number 
of characters. He's miles above the 
regulation typo of character man in 
burlesque. Ho has ability as a reader 
of lines and stage presence that de- 
notes the right kind of experience. 
James Holley is an eUlcicnt straight. 

The Snappy Trio, three men. offers 
a singing specialty in a scene in one 
that pleases. The trio also appenrs 
in the club skit. This club in- 
cidentally would make a splendid 
vaudeville act Just as it stands. 

Helen Andrews is the soubret, 
Dolly Rayfleld, a statuesque blonde, 
prima and Lucille Harrison ingenue. 
Or maybe Miss Harrison is the 
prima and Miss Rayfleld the in- 
genue. Jacques Wilson works in 
several bits, getting away with 
everything she tackles. 

There isn't a voice worth mention- 
ing in the feminine contingent. 
That's one of the show's weaknesses. 
Miss Wilson should be allotted more 
stepping. Miss Wilson is a corking 
exponent of tho Icgmania school 
and a dancing bit in which she fig- 
ured in the first part was one of the 
show's most effective numbers. 

The chorus Is not well matched as 
to size. There are several lookers in 
the lineup. Including Anna Mcrrltt, 
a pretty little brunete soubret of the 
peppy type. 

Tuesday night business was bad 
at the Columbia, the rear section 
showing some five vacant rows. 



Hurtig and Seamon Did Not Take 
it Ov«r 

Ijturtig and Seamon did not take 
over "Temptationa of 1922" from 
Irons and damage, and the Co'um- 
bla Amusement Company did not 
order the show off for repairs prior 
to its Columbia engagement, as 

stated in Variety's review of the 
show at the Columbia, New York, 
last week. The show is operated by 
Irons and damage, as it has been 
since the start of the season. 

Hurtig and Seamon control the 
franchise on which the "Tempta- 
tions" show is operated, but Irons 
and Clamage operate "Temptations." 

The Columbia censors ordered 
dome changes in the show when it 
played Chicago about six weeks ago. 
These -changes, which included the 
repainting of some of the scenery 
and additional coftuming, were 
made by Irons and Clamage, not 
Hurtig and Seamon. 

The cast and book are essentially 
the same as at the beginning of the 
season, with the exception that Joe 
Yale has been promoted to a full- 
fledged principal instead of doubling 
acting bits and props. 

Before the show reached New 
York, Hurtig and Seamon consid- 
ered putting Stone and Pillard in 
the show as strengtheners. After 
looking it over at the Columbia, it 
was decided by the Columbia people 
no strengtheners were needed, and 
that the show was o. k. as it wa«. 



Columbia's $30,000 Suit Against 
American Restored to Calendar 

The Columbia Amusement Co. has 
been granted a new trial in its 
130,000 suit against the American 
Burlesque Association, and the case 
has been placed on tlr^^alendar for 
next Monday. . - 

Some months ago Justice Cohalan 
and a Jury found for the defendant. 
The A. B. A. contended that both 
notes founding the suit were given 
in payment for the purchase of 
stock in the Mount M<9rris theatre. 
New York, and the Capitol, Wash- 
ington, D. C, and were not redeem- 
able until both houses showed a 
profit sufficient to co". • the 

Leon TiasVM's motion beltT.- Jus- 
tice Cohalan last week to -.Pt u.-,lde 
the verdict on the ground it was not 
Justified was granted. 


« r.n.i.r. Hall Joifi'd th9 i.."l of 

I'll"" '^- Ch.n-...,.rTVv "Talk' .a' the 

•"'<. r.'i.l;i, ng Prr.n'.; il. ^Tu^ph:■ 

v.hpel's cen.>iorship eommiUee. Dody 
will travel from .stand to .stand, and, 
in ddition fo oid( rii.j; ehiiii^i-.^, will 
act oh his own r.'commeiulatioMs 
ns regards re.stu;;it.g vi iiumlers. 
t MelvilK- Morris will be in tli;ui;e 
of tho Doly ^- Mori is agency busi- 
nos.«^ while Dody Is attending to his 
censor hip dutie.-*, Dody v»-ill retain 
' hi.s interest with Morris. 


Bufialo. Nov. 1. 

Fifteen choru.^ girls of the "Love 

Chasers." a musical comedy troupe 

described as a "Bouquet of Be- 

wltehing Be.'iuties," were stranded 

in Brndff)rd, I'a., this week when 

the local theatre management, after 

wit nes.<--ing .t^al, refused to 

, .'illow the show to go oiu on 'h*^ 

] tiround that it was too risrjuo fo;- 

the oil city. 

Aft ' M ' uppoal s to tho — pol i< a ar < 


James Ben All Haggin; C. Thor- 
ley; $.59.?.81. 

Julius and Agnes Zancig; M. B. 
Leavitt; $7,178.93. 

Glen Hunter; L. W. Browne; 

Irving Film Corp.; City of N. Y.; 

Cherokee Amus. Co.; same: $30.97. 

Utopia Film Corp.; same; $90.20. 

Incorporated Photoplay Theatre 
Companies; same; $60.51. 

Gustave Brotkue; Lee Lash Co.; 

Claude M. Alviene; Opera House 
Realty Co.; $190.12. 

Sam and Dave Kraut; F. Eckon- 
roth & Son, Inc.; $326.07. 

Salvin Realty Corp.; People, etc.; 

John Cort; H. Mahieu 8c Co.» Inc.; 


Arthur Hopkins; N. F. Murphy; 
costs. $110.43. 

Lenox Theatre Co., Inc.; City of 
N. Y.; $75.40. 

New Amsterdam Music Corp.; 
same; same. 

Strand Theatre Co. of Mount Ver- 
non; same; Fame. 

University Film, Inc.; same; same. 

Universal Mfg. Co., Inc.; same; 

Wizard Films Corp.; same; same. 

Slayman Aii; M. Ali; $1,060; Sept. 
I. 1920. 


Columbia Amus. Co.; Am. Bur- 
les«|Ue Assn., Inc.; costs, $69.15; 
June 28, 1922, 

Sid Gold; Jacobs & Jermon; 

Thomashefsky Theatre and Louis 
Goldberg; 10. Z. Troy; $2,583.45. 

S. R. E. Amusement Co., Inc.; 
Oliver D. liailey; $G6S.70. 

Miry Miirillo; A. Mistellone; 

Aletrc Amus. Co.; City of N<j Y.: 

Cecil Feature Film Co.; sanie; 

Aurora Amus. Co.; Ham<'; $7r..40. 

Maz c Gay; (Jhis.^, Ir.c.; $!r.s, 

Edith Kelly Gcftild; s.nme; f117 7u. 

Eva [VlcCee; i'uli«adc 

"Morton of the Movies." tho 
dramatization of Harry Leon WW- 
son's novel by George S. Kaufman 
and Marc Connelly uiM follow 
"Captain Applejack,' at tho Cort, 
New York, Nov. 13. 

"Sun -Up," by Lulu Vollmer. was 
produced by Leo Kiyjel at the Pal- 
act, White Plains. N. Y., Oct. 27-28. 

Harold Levey has writtf^n the 
music for the new Henry Savago 
production, in which Peggy Wrod 
will be starred. Zelda Seard la the 
author of book and lyrics. 

"Barnum Was Right." by Phillip 
Bartholomae, will be produced by 
Louis F. Werba In Atlantic City 
Nov. 6. 

Augustus Barrett has written the 
music for John Murray Anderson's 
new musical play, which will be 
produced the first week In Decem- 

ran-;< nK'til.s were made w.lh th^ 
tin itie manager.-^ for jri' nier.t oT 
lojti.l I'ill.s and raili'oail I'ires to 

r T' =^ 



Wtl.L fiK I'OUM) OS i'/ir;/! 

'Uii, tu-tlnrr f » Tail /.s-.M<' 

i'ark C^.tr.inn; coft.M, |ll.r,0 

Marco and Fanchon VVoIrt; Dil- 

i:»K;h.MO ' (•(. , $0(J >.!' , 

I Louia H. Hnrtman; (.'ruttamai; 
j l':lni l..-b." . Tnrv: >••'•« '''V 

Shclf^on Lewis; G. W. Roberts; 

James P. Sinnott; !:» isc')v.'< 1" : '^^ 
Inc., $;{()(' '2. 

Al Dubn; .T. Wilma'l;; i-0.2'). 
Al Mayer; cl. ^cvlu; $!BD.G'>. 

Tho cast of "The 4J*ers" open'n* 
at the Punch and Judy Nov. 7 will 
be. for tho first show: May Irwin. 
Beryl Mercer. Deaman Maley. Sol 
trlodman, Albert Carroll. Margot 
Myers. Angela Ward, Allen Fagan, 
Cfladys Burgette, Kaaton Yonge. 
I^wis Barrlngton, Monica Moore 
Jeanne Chambers. Koland Young. 
Sidney Toler. Howard Lindsay, Huth 
Glllmoro, Alita. Devah Morel. Clyde 
Hunncwell. Philip Mann. Frank 
Lyon, Ira Uhr. Ward Fox. Louise 
Hunter. Brenda Bond. 

Geornrc Clino. pictures; Charles 
Scullion, and Alice Thornton were 
acquitted of tho murder of Jack 
Bergen, picture director, by a Jury 
In the New Jersey Supreme Court 
last week. 

An Itallaii "Chauvc-Souris" will 
be pres6nt<*d .at the Selwyn, New 
York, Nov. 5. The cast will include 
Maldacea. a comedian from tho 
Teatro Caruso. 

■''-"'■■ '■ '■ '^ ■ ^, 

Peggy Hopkins Joyce denied a 
report she would marry M. HesHl 
Letellier of France.^ • * ' 

The Theatre Guild announces A. 
A. Milne's "Tho Lucky One" as its 
second production. "K. U. R.." now 
at the Oarrick, New York, will move 
uptown to the Frazee Nov. 20 to 
mako room for the Milne ptoy. 

Mme. Ceciie Sorcl. leading woman 
of the Comcdie Francaiec. Parl.s, 
now appearing in-Canada. will pre- 
sent a repertoire of plays In New 
York the week beginning Nov. H. 
She will be supported by a cast 
urawn from tho Comedle Francalse 
and other leading Paris theatres. 

Charles Dillingham will present 
Cyril Maude in "If Winter Comes," 
dramatized by the author, A. 8. M. 
Hutchinson, and Basil Macdonald 

Kdwln D. Reynolds, brother of 
Marilyn Miller, was arrested charged 
with desertion nnd taken back to 
Minneapolis. His wife accu.sed him 
of abandonment. 

Alfred C. Davis will piCluce a 
colored musical comedy, "Liza," in 
New York the week of Nov. 6. 

A. H. Woods will produce "The 
Whole Town's Talking." by John 
Emerson and Anita Ijoia, In Hemp- 
stead on Nov. 6. 

Geo. M. Cohan will bring "Little 
Nelly Kelly" fr«»m Boston to the 
Liberty, New Vork. on Nov. 13. 
"Molly Darling," now at that house, 
moves to the Geo. M. Cohan, and 
"Queen o' Hearts,'' at the Cohan, \n 
expected to go on tour. 

Sarah Price, fi7 years ohi, a for- 
mer Barnum & Bailey circus rider, 
was taken to tho Bellevue Hospit il 
for ob.servation from her home e:irly 
this week. 

The Lexington. New York, has 
been engaged by Murray Garsson 
for tho staging of a number of 
(Continued on page 3S > 


Jimmy Cooper's "Beauty Revue" 
broke the Columbia gross record 
for a week with or without a boh- 
day for tho current soason last \\. "k 
at tho Gayety, St. Louis. Tmo 
Cooper show played to ai)proxl- 
mately $11,750. 

The Columbia, New York, with 
"Temptations of 1922," did about 
$7,500. a slight Jump over the previ- 
ous week's bu.sincs^. ,4 


Jacobs & Jermon were award'^d 
Judgment for $7'.)0.20 against Sid 
Gol.l of the Wuher and Fleldrf "Itc- 
»;iiii< ..I" unit. Gold last year was 
employed by the J-J firm. He bor-» 

".rr-n from them for prrsmrtrt— 
needM, whi(li induced the suit 
tliiough Leon Laskl. 

L.-ifayette Leaving Mutual Wheel 

The Lafa.\et^r the colored 
which has 1 i»n pl.iying the Mutual 
wh'cl «howR for the Inst two weeks. 
*]r' ps off tho Mutual route this 




Friday, November 3, 1922 

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Pickpocket, Shoplifter, Daylight Crook, Sheetwriter, Sneakthief, Burglar and 
Others Could Be Prevented from Trailing Open Outdoor Amusements — 
Nothing Movable Safe Around Circus or Carnival if Management Takes 
No Step to Protect Patrons — How Crooks Operate • * 

While checking up the graflc s 
who pay privilege to the carnival 
manager and operate directly on 
the lot,' quite a few crooks of vari- 
ous types and who ar# in the habit 
of working with carnivals and cir- 
cuses have been neglected. 

The "sheet writer" of different 
methods and perhaps the most 
harmless, the "booster," "heister," 
or, in other words, shop-ltftcr, 
probab'v the most common, and the 
sneak ihief, who plies his trade in 
residences, ofllces or in the vicinity 
of the show grounds, where he spe- 
cializes in automobile parts, lamps, 
accessories, coats, motor robes, 
handbags, small articles left in the 
cars, or spare tires, v /:•:::■ 
Th« "Sheet Writer" 

The flrst, the sheet writer, gives 
away free subscriptions to rural 
papers, monthly magazines and 
trade periodicals. As an induce- 
ment, he usually gives away an at- 
tractive premium and promises to 
send a copy of the magazine free 
for two years. The subscriber 
signs the contract, after which the 
solicitor again explains that there 
is no charge, beyond the cost of 
wrapping and mailing, which 
amoimts to $2. The sheet writer, 
who conflnes his activities to dow^n- 
town, is usually on the level, as all 
he collects is his. If he sends the 
order In, the subscriber gets the 
paper and all is well, but many of 
them just collect. 

They all have credcntiiils showing 
them to be bona fide representatives 
of the periodica' they handle. Re- 
ceipt books can be purchased all 
over the country from firms han- 
dling circulation work, and the re- 
ceipts, costing from 5 to 10 cents 
each, authorize the agent to collect 
from $1 to $2. 

There are sheet writers who are 
out for clean money and these do 
little harm, but the majority are 
just petty larceny plain bandits. 

The crooked sheet worker gen- 
erally plays the house to house 
racket, working on the sympathy of 
the women by claiming to be a poor 
student trying to work his way 
through college. He calls at the 
houses oi^he better middle class. 
He is young, clean, suave and po- 
lite. He soon secures the con- 
fidence of the woman of the house 
and is invited inside. Here he 
stays until he can get the 
wife from the room while he lifts 
whatever articles of jewelry or 
value he can find. Sometimes his 
visit is only a preliminary one. and 
he calls again before pulling off the 
big stunt. 

Sometimes these crooks have a 
conce.'?sion with the show or work 
for some other concessionaire. 
Their house to house stunt takes 
but an hour or two in the morning 
or afternoon and one or two good 
hauls during a *veek stand is all 
velvet and easy pickings. 

The Daylight XKief 

The most experienced concession 
Agents are experienced gamblers 
and there are few tricks of the 
trade with which they are not fa- 
miHar. Many have lived lives that 
would hardly bear investigation, 
and, at a pinch, most could step in 
and All the bill in any kind of 
crooked work. Some of the best 
all around crooks in the world may 
be found on the carnival lot, for 
these versatile gentlemen of the 
underworld are just as able to fill 
In behind a "strong joint" conces- 
sion counter as they arc to "put 
their backs up" with a "gun mob" 
or help to "roll a guy ' in a tight 

With every carnival on the road 
Is a clique of smartly dressed, wise 
cracking men, many working on 
concessions, some of them just 
"tailing" (following the show), os- 
tensibly visiting the boys^ Those 
who are working worry litDe about 
business. Whether conditions are 
good or bad they always appear to 
be prosperous, have money, good 
clothes and a room and bath at the 
best hotel. 

Silk shirts, silk underwear and 
other attractive specialties in men's 
clothing are plentiful on a carnival 

lot when these men are around. At 
times there are some wonderful 
bargains in ladies* silk sweaters, 
fliiirisy waists and tluffy lingerie. It 
comes to the carnival grounds in a 
steady stream, a^ there are always 

Even the most honest and con- 
scientious can^ hardly resist the 
temptation of these bargains. What 
is not disposed of on the lot is sold 
to local fences, poolroom and saloon - 
keeper;} and the 8|X»rting and un- 
derworld fraternity in general. The 
work is usually pulled off around 
noon time, when most of Iho help in 
the shops have gone to lunch, and 
it is incredible the quantity of mer- 
chandise ine thieves get away with. 
Most of the plunder is silk, easily 
squashed into a small space. A 
man will often get away from a 
store with a dozen silk shirts, two 
or three suits of underwear and a 
bunch of lies, all in one l.aul, and 
without package or grip. 

Working two-handed, one of the 
crooks makes some inquiries re- 
garding the price of a certain ar- 
ticle, or maybe makes a small pur- 
chase. Meanwhile, he engages the 
clerk in conversation, looking at 
different and various grades of 
goods. The other thief is looking 
around the »tore, nonchalantly ex- 
amining that and this article, until 
he finds a secluded corner where ho 
can work unobserved. Here he 
stuffs the plunder beneath the 
waistband' of his vest or up under 
his coat, any oltl place, so it is safely 
out of sight. The accomplice com- 
pletes his purclmse, they smile an 
affable good day to the clerk, and 

The men pull this same stunt day 
aftef day some cleaning up ? young 
fortune on a season. They never 
seem to fall. By dint of nerve and 
quickness of eye they appear to 
everlastingly defy detection. 
The Sneak Thief and Prowler 

Circus day and carnival week — 
what a harvest for the sneak thief, 
the prowler and the low type of 
small time carnival of his type! 

What more fertile ground for the 
pickpocket and the every other kind 
of thief who works among the 

On the circus and carnival lots 
there are crowds. Gay, carefree 
crowds, without thought of every- 
day life, to abandon themselves to 
the great shrine of fun and amuse- 

Laughing and happy, they have 
forgotterf the house and its con- 
tents; they have forgotten the car, 
parked with a thousands others 
along the byways adjacent to the 

It's circus day! It's carnival 
day! Let's have some fun — let's go! 

With the circuses the house 
prowlers work in the morning, se- 
selecting parade time for the hour 
and the route of the parade as the 
most suitable place. The momen* 
tho blare of the trumpets herald the 
coming of the parade, each house is 
automatically emptied. Those who 
do not make a dash f<y the corner, 
crowd the porch. The members of 
the family who are going to the cir- 
cus have long since left, to be in 
time to get good seats. 

Now comes the house prowler. 
Selecting his house with expert eye, 
he tries the back door. It is usually 
open. Doors are forgotten in the 
excitement of circus day. In he 
aneaks. He knows just where to 
look for the lighter valuables. He 
works fast and with care. These 
house prowlers rarely get con- 

The carnival prowler works un- 
der different conditions and is, con- 
sequently, obliged to use different 
method.**. Ho ranges from the 
small time burglar who is out after 
big stuf! to the Ill-clad working 
man who is merely out to promote 
himself a clean shirt and underwear, 
which he snatches from the back 
yaid clothes linei at early morn or 
after dark. 

The bettor cla • of sneak thief 
goes to more exalted extremes, posing as a health of- 
ficer, gas inspector or sometimes 


representing ^himself to be a sales- 
*man for a representative bu8Ine^8 
house. At times they work in pairs, 
one holding the house occupants in 
conversation while the other sneaks 
upstairs to look fo the plunder. 

A «house with nobody home is 
often encountered and here is 
where the crooks make their har- 
vest. They usually confine their 
efforts to light valuables, but there 
are times when they will take a 
chance with a valuable rug or 

Frisking the Cart 

It must be gratifying for the car- 
nival proprietor to see the streets 
and roads in the vicinity of the 
show grounds lined solid for blocks 
with parked automobiles. Not plain 
flivvers and cheap makes, but cars 
with the mark of the very best 
makers. It is a compliment to the 
carnival that people of this class 
turn out. The cartv^val manager 
must swell with pride as he marks 
this encouraging indicator of the 
progress of the midway business. 

But how do these same car own- 
ers feel when they return to their 
cars at night to find them looted 
from stenl to stern. Spare tires 
gone, motor robes, overcoats, Iv.nch 
basket, spare' parts missing, the 
tool kit rifled. Everything gone. 

It isn't that the carnival man- 
ager is to blame. He is not in on 
the actual theft, but he is, and too 
often, at fault in this manner. He 
knows of the presence of the crooks 
around the show and yet takes no 
steps to stop them. There is little 
goes on around a circus or carnival 
that is not soon known to the office. 

By sohie methdd, above or un- 
derneath, news of this sort always 
finds its way to the management. 

This does not include all car- 
nival managers. Far from it. But 
it takes in many, too many, and as 
long as the managers themselvej* 
encourage and close their eyes to 
these evil and nefarious practices 
there is little hope for any real 

Grifter Mutt Go 

The grifter has got to go. He 
will be driven from the field by the 
weight of public opinion and the 
law. If the grafter and gambler 
are to go, why not make a clean 
sweep and chase the sneak thief, 
the shop lifter and all other thieves 
from the circus and carnival 

I^ot merely to red light them, but 
chase them and keep them going 
until their w^bole tribe is extinct 
on the lot. 


Six Hurt— Carnival Train 
Struck by Flyer in . 
* Louisiana • 

, Ne\^ Orleans, Nov. 1. 

Throe employes of the Wortham 
.shows were kflled and six seri- 
ously injured in a rear-end collision 
early yesterday morning on the 
Southern Pacific near Adeline, La. 

The show special was run into by 
the Transcontinental Flyer, whicli 
left local terminals Monday night. 

Those instantly killed while asleep 
in their berths were William D. 
Jones, character comedian; Omar 
Jones, assistant manager of the 
Wortham shows, and R. L. Melcalf, 
traffic manager. 

The seriously injured, now in a 
sanitarium at Patterson. La., Include 
Mrs. Julia Jone.s, Mrs. William Mur- 
phy, Charles Flohr and Fred Miller. 
They will recover, reports indicate. 

Two other members, slightly In- 
jured, remained at Adeline. They 
are Mrs. J. J. Paugherty and 
Charles Jameson. 

The Wortham shows were pro- 
ceeding to Beaumont, Tex., to ful- 
fill an engagement, and were later 
destined to play several other cities 
in the Lone Star State. 

In the wreck, three cars "rt'ere 
completely demolished. About twen- 
ty animals were killed instantly. 

In its present shape, it is doubt- 
ful if the show will be able to pro- 
ceed further for a while. 


Mayor Issues Instructions-^ 

Rules Make It Prohibitive 

fo£Professional Carnival 



William L. Mclntyre, known as 
William L. Sullivan, who has been 
with the Johnny J. Jones Exposition, 
dropped dead in Atlanta Oct. 22 
from heart disease. He was 70 yeari 

The show was moving out of town 
and Sullivan had missed the first 
section. He was at the railroad sta- 
tion inquiring about the train when 
he wfts stricken. B. C. Bowles, sec- 
retary of the Atlanta Elks, of which 
Sullivan was a member, took charge 
of the body, which was later shipped 
to the sister of the dead man. Mrs. 
Sadie Littell, 01 West 196th street. 
New York. 

More than 50 Elks in the Johnny 
J. Jones Exposition company held a 
memorial service in the Columbia, 
S. C, Elks' lodge rooms Oct. 23. 


Kansas City, Nov. 1. 
The Shrine Circus, which has 
been the attraction at Convention 
Hall for the last ten days, drew 
over 100,000 admissions. Some 
80,000 season tickets were sold and 
an average of 2,000 tickets sold at 
th3 box office nightly. The heavy 
attendance has been felt by the 
legitimate houses. 


Ringfing Bros.-B. B. 

Bridgeport, Conn. General offices, 
221 Institute place, Chicago. 

Sells- Floto 
After Nov. 8, Peru, Ind. Nov. 3, 
Galveston, Texas; 4, Brenham; 6, 
Temple; 7, Fort Worth; 8, Ardmore, 
Okla. * 

Wallace- Hagenbeck 
West Baden, Ind. 

Gollmar Bros. 

Montgomery, Ala. 

#ohn Robinson 
Peru, Ind. 

Walter L. Mam- 
Havre de Grace, Md. 

Al G. Barnes 
Love Field Aviation Grounds, 
Dallas, Texas. 

Johnny J. Jones Exposition 
Oct. 30-Nov. 6, Greenville, S. C; 
14-19, Orangeburg, S. C. 


Milton, Pa., Nov. 1. 

The Polack Bros. 20 Big Shows 
will not winter at the fair grounds 
here as arranged. The show closed 
after the fair here, when Irving J. 
Polack decided to jump the show 
south, where it has combined with 
the World at Home Shows, another 
Polack attraction. 

The shows have been cut down to 
a 15-car organization, which will 
stay out as long as weather permits. 
It is understood that the shows will 
winter together south. 

One show of about 30-car calibre 
will go out under the personal man- 
agement of Irving J. Polack next 



Auburn, N. Y., Nov. 1. 

The funeral of Arthur D. Page, 
44, known as the smallest man in 
the world, was held Saturday a.t the 
home of his sister, Mrs. Ray Miller, 
in Doravillo, where burial took 

Mr. Page was 36 inches in height 
and for more than 15 years traveled 
throughout the world with the Ring- 
ling Bros.-Barnum & Bailey circu.". 

Mr. Page, in circus life, was 
dresse<l as a policeman. 


' Chicago, Nov. 1. 

The ofTlcial route book of the Al 
<i. Barnes big Four Ring Wild Ani- 
mal Circus showing the itinerary of 
flie organization for season of 1922, 
and giving n roster of those con- 
nected with the, has been 

It is an interesting publication, 
containing many pictures of people 
prominent in the show in addition 
to information valuable; to iho^e who 
compile circus history. 

Philadelphia, Nov. 1. 

After agitation and campaigns 
waged for years, the itinerant car- 
nival will he found no longer on 
local vacant lots and side streets. 
Mayor Moore has issued an order 
passed on to Superintendent of 
Police Mills for enforcement and 
for regulations that no itinerant 
carnival should be permititd to 
operate within the city of Phila- 
delphia. \ 

Director of Public Safety Cortel- 
you, in a statement, said that this 
bans all professional carnivals, there 
operating independently and those 
that seek to collaborate with or- 
ganizations of any sort, part rf the 
profits of which are to be turned - 
over to thej-e organizations. 

The only carnivals that can now 
be legitimately run within the city 
limits are tho.-e organized and con- 
ducted by officials living within this 
city, of civic, educational, religiouF, 
military or similar organizations, all 
of the profits of which are to insure 
to these bodies as ejarlties, with no| 
part turned over to any •# the in- 
dividuate who assist or take part 
in the conduct .of carnivals. This 
makes a hard and fast ruling, bar- 
ring permanently from the city 
itinerant and professional carnivals 
and all their influence. . ii 


Eddie Hearne, noted automobile 
racer, who recently played several 
weeks in Pacific Coast Orpheunj^ 
houses with a daredevil automobile 
act, sustained two broken ribs and 
a dislocated hip last week while rid- 
ing the vertical walls of a 17-foot 
steel tank at the California Indus- , 
tries Exposition in the Civic Audi- * 
torium, San Francisco. HeaiTie !• i 
under hospital care. ,'j 

The driver was appearing in his -j 
vaudeville act as a special attrac- l 
tion of the exposition. He showed | 
in the cage In a race against Harry 
Casteel, who drove a motorcycle. 
Casteel waa out of the cage when 
Hearne's baby racer crashed t« the 
bottom of the pit. 


Albany, N. T., Nov. 1. 

It Is reported by the local press 
fhat the Ringling Brothers-Barnum* 
Baiiey Circus will show indoors in 
Troy Jan. 15-20 the auspices 
of the Shrine Temple. 

The entertainment will be given 
In the 105th Infantry armory. 

The published report . says th» 
combined circus will be given and 
that an automobile will be a ddll/ 
prize to stimulate the gate. 



Only a few left out, and these 
seem to be getting along nicely, 
especially those playing southern 
fairs in territory, where the crops 
and general conditions are good. 
The small grafting shows also seem 
to be hanging on. Texas an* Okla- 
homa are full of them. The shows 
having the hardest time are ♦he 
clean, legitimate outfits, which are 
trying to get by playing still or un- 
der auspices. '- — , -., ■ ■ , ' ■■ . — 

The Tampa <Fla.) police ^orce^ 
will hold a police benefit fund circus s 
and exposition during the week;]; 
starting Dec. 4. The program will| 
consist of real circus and novelty) 
acts and a limited number of legitl-j* 
mate concessions. 

It is stated that with the excep- 
tion of the addition of several new 
amusement features and the im- 
provement and modification of most 
of the old one.«i. there will be no 
change in the Johnny J. Jones Ex- 
position, neither in policy nor 
method of operation. The Jones 
shows have already closed contracts 
for several of the choicest of ih* 
1923 fairs. • *- ;■ .,• 

The date for the West Jackson 
county fair, to be held at Pascagoula, 
Mis.«'., has be*»n set for Nov. 17. 

Several concessionaires at the 
Hunt.sville, Ala., fair were arrested 
for operating gambling devices at 
the fair. They arc l.eing h«'l<l for 
trial. The fair a.'^sociation at Laurel, 
Miss, is also investigating rharf-'CS 
by local minister.^ who ilaim that 
all kinds of gambling device" vert 
permitted to oi>«a-»te ut the fair. 


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No. 11 

Th« following announcement has 
])een a«nt out concerning the Stage 
Children's Fund, Inc. The organi- 
sation will hold a bazaar at the 
Hotel McAlpin, New York, Dec. 1-2: 
^^ The Stage Children's Fund, of 
Which Mrs. Millie Thorne is presi- 
dent, has purchased the Davis 
homestead at Navesink, N. J., for 
the purpose of providing a sum- 
mer hom^ for the children during 
i ths sumiper season. This fund 
^- was incorporated in 1911 with IS 
subscribers Rnd has increased 
t. until at the present time, the 
membership numbers 300. No 
contributions are solicited, as this 
fund takes care of the mainte- 
nance of the proposad home, which 
is also non -sectarian. Many 
prominejit managers, stars, actors 
•'. and actresses are members. The 
i Davis homestead consists of three 
acres of ground, house of twenty 
rooms, barns and >«table& The 
house will be remodeled to ac- 
commodate the children, and the 
attractive setting will be beauti- 
fied by fountains, shrubbery, 
flowers, etc. During the summer 
It Is planned to have the children 
'give performances to the residents 
of Atlantic Highlands and vicinity. 

Gsorgs Rockwell, of' Rockwell 
and Fox receved an urgent lonj? 
distance phone call from his wife 
at Providence this week. His wife 
^. Hdvised him she called to ascertain 
{Oe whereabouts of his camera 
'^iliice she wanted to take a photo 
of the baby while the sun wns shin- 
ing. Before 'he could think of its 
locailon he was called to go on the 
ftage. Ilelurning, he forgot about 
tfie'phbne and his wife held the 
Fire, he meanwhile getting dressed. 
By the time he remembered the 
call the sun had^one down in 
Providence and charges amounted 
to |57. The camera originally cost 
$4. Rockwell figures himself a loser 
through' deductions in algebra, not 
even counting the bawling out he la 
scheduled for on his return home. 

The repoj^ last week that the 
rights to "A Gentleman's Mother" 
by Martin Brown, which the Sam 
H. Harris office tried out earlier 
In the stason," had been disposed of 
to Louis MtCrune waS denied by 
Sam Harris. There was a deal of 
some nature on for the piece but 
th*" actual transfer had not been 
consummated, "Whether Or not it 
Vm be Is a Question at th^s lime. 

f<Tb« Miles, Scranton, has been 
ptirchased by Mike Comerford, the 
Pennsylvania picture house owner, 
from Chas. Miles, who has been 
playing Pantages vaudeville in the 
iiQuse. The present policy will be 
dfi^contlnued, according to reports, 
and' a straight picture policy sub- 
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'Won ^chenck, Loew circuit book- 
iriW^ man and nephew of Joseph M. 
Scn^pcTc, "gave a bachelor dinner 
Wj^dhesday night at Cavanagh's 
teitaurant. Next week Mr. Schenck 
■will wed Ida Lubin, daughter of 
Jake Lubin, Loew booking chief. 
More than 100 guests attended the 



'M! Goldstein has started work on 
ft theatre in I'atchogue, L. I., which 
wijfl I'un in oi>i)osiUon to the one 
Wirtg built by Mike Glyn in the 
same town, Goldstein will also start 
Work on a theatre in Gien Cove, L. I., 
Whirh will run in opposition to the 
house now there (Glen Cove theatre) 
^ndor tho managoment of Robert 
vKlng and l>ooked through Fally 



'Cutting actors* salario^' Is neither unknown nor uncommon in the 
show business. Reducing salaries may l^ppen to any .business. It often 
depends upon the condition of the business. But there are different ways 
of doing it. 

Ths Shubsrt vaudeville unit circuit appears to he doing It by Innuendo. 
The innuendo Is, "If you don't work for the Shuberts, where are. you 
going to work?" That's a pleasant way to get actors the shows are 
dependent upon in a pleasant frame of mind! 

A. Bornnin, manager of the Cort- 
Wftd, Corlliiiul, N. Y., who recently 
n<rt union trouble with his stage 
n^tds. is fa'^ing a walk-out of his 
'ftUslchans, who are demanding more 

'^he Commuiiti,y, Moridon, Conn., 
J^M diHcontinvio vaudeville Satur- 
day and play i-icture;*. 

"Cohen's, Nrwl)Orph. N. Y., start.s 
^ude^i|^. Saturday. Four acts and 
picture last half. . 


Jsc. W. Wytc,. th«tttiic»l attorney, 

removed hJh otTafiS'from the 

woolworth buiklii.s to the Times 
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Tho Shubsrt vaudeville situation must be understood to realize to 
what extent a proposition of this nature really goes. Shubert vaudevl'le 
has been regarded as "opposition." "Opposition" in vaudeville always 
has been deemed worthy of support, but <^nly support when it did its 
best to be opposition -in a straightforward way as regards the people It 
eng9,ged. K Is not material why actors signed with Shubert vaudeville 
shows or whether they receive more salary with the units than they 
could have obtained elsewhere. The units signed them, and with wide- 
open eyes, after the Shuberts had played vaudeville acts for years and 
operated their own vaudeville circuit last season. 

The oxscutivss of the unit circuit are business men? They were dealing 
with actors. If the actors got the best of it In the matter of the contract. 
It's the first time on record an actor ever got the best of anything when 
doing business with a manager. Rut in signing with the Shubert units 
and Shubert vaudeville of last year the sfctor cast off vaudeville's big time. 
The unit artists knew they could not return to the Keith or the Orpheum 
circuits. They knew it because no Shubert vaudeville act of last season 
had since been engaged by the big time. , v.« . , . 

And tho unit people seemed to know that as well. From which might 
have come the query. "If yOu don't work for the Shuberts. whpre are you 
going to work?^ The answer is, "The small time." Big time acts dont 
want to plas^.on the small time unless circumstances compel them to*. 
They are engaged for the^nlt shows, Shubert vaudeville. It was adver- 
tised, two performances w^cekly on a play or pay contract of 30 weeks to 
be played within 35. That was advertised in a trade paper. Variety, as 
an'aid to the unit producers in engaging acts. ',. •" . v^^ ' . , ; 

As a matter of fact, few unit acts received play or 't>ay contracts. The 
individual producers were allowed to engage their own acts and give them 
the usual contracts containing a two weeks' notice clause. That \.a.s the 
acts' own fault in accepting them. But it is not the acts' fault that 
tecau^ they have no place to go besides the small time, that unit pro- 
ducers should maneuver to secure a reduction in salary. That's not 
opposition: it's imposition. And no "opposition" trying tactics of that 
caliber should expect to nor will they receive support from Variety until 
other available means have been exhausted. . " v . w 

As a rulot where actors aye asked to join in on the prospects of a show 
through cutting or waiving sa'ary or playing commonwealth, that request 
is not made until other expedients have been unsuccessfully tried. With 
the unit shows the theatres could allow the producers a larger percentage 
in the effort to give the producers a break before expecting actors should. 
Unit producers arc receiving 60 per cent and less of the gross, traveling: 
over territory where theatres allow musical attractions such as the units 
class 65, 70 and 75 per cent, of the gross. The units have a large enough 
overhead to be given musical comedy terms, when the units are hooked up 
at around |3,000 weekly or more with a sr^nle of $1 top. as against a 
musical show costing $8,000 or $9,000 a week and playing to $2.50 or $3 
top. The present terms appear to have been baSed on burlesque, where 
the shows cost at /the most $2,300 a week to play, while under $2,000 is 
more often the figure. , 

It may have been the tcrmj that made the unlts^so attractive looking 
to the Shuberts, besides having other people make. the productions whioh 
keep the Shubert theatres open. ' Whep speaking of the Shuberts you are 
talking about the pmarte.«:t thealre operators in this country. They are 
strictly theatre, men; productions to them, whether made by themselves 
or others, are looked upon only as a means to keep their theatres open 
at a profit; that's their busines.s, running theatres, and they are birds at it. 


An explosion in ticket speculating doesn't look far off. Dailies have 
gone after it here and there, but naturally they would b« miles away from 
the csriter of the sore. It really needs a trade paper to teir the inside 
about ticket speculating, the bunk of it, how it is carried on and all the 
stuff that goes with it. but what in the use of a little trade paper wasting 
its space, where the public is concerned?^ . r. 

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Now that the ticket speculating thing has grown almost as deadly and 
to such outrageous proportions in Chicago, %s it always has been In New 
York, the danger of an explosion is nearer. ^Vhe theatre can't stand up 
under this enormous load of bad feeling the ticket speculating agency 
generates. Continually generates, really creates, through the theatre 
making the agency its box office. And all for that "commission," usually 
25 cents per ticket in New York^ and in Chicago, Just nerve and advances, 
if nothing else. 

Even tho 50-cent premium agencies are no more than box offlce.«i. Tou 
get .what they want to give you for the 50-cent premiums. Try to get 
something else at that premium. Agencies are carrying theatre tickets 
in two sets, the preferred and the common. The fifty-centers get ihe 
common. What they do with the preferred they think is their fcecret. 
That goes for New York even more than Chicago. 

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Vaudsvilla may not know Just what It Is, but vaudeville now knows it 
Is not Interstate commerce. In a way. that is gratifying. It's going to 
save a lot of people a lo.t of expense and trouble. Of course, there re- 
mains the possibility Judge Macks opinion will be reversed by the 
higher court- but as Judge Muck seemed to base his own decision upon 
the decision bf the unanimous bench of the United States Supreme Court 
in the Baseball decision, the probability of a reversal to the lay mind 
looks quite remote. 

In a way, It's Just as well to have this matter defined. Not only for 
vaudeville but for all of the show business. The show business is pecu- 
liar to itself. To get anywhere In It you must fight for the position, and 
you must fight to hold the position after attaining it. After fighting and 
building up, spending years of energy and possibly investing much 
money, either gaining or losing, there doesn't appear to be any reasoa 
why anyone without Investment or years of work can, under the prdtec- 
tion of law. attack vested Interests in the hope of getting three for each 
dollar they ask for In damages. 

Tha Shuberts fought their way up and they had the toughest fight 
ever watched in the show business. They fought and fought, but never 
sued anyone under the Sherman law. Klaw & Erlanger never sued 
Keith's under the Sherman act; Keith's never sued the Shuberts under 
the Sherman act; Cohan & Harris never sued anyone under the Sherm^ln 
act; and it looks as though no bij; man in the show business ever sued 
anyone under the Sherman act. 

Mayba the Sherman act was put on the statute books of the Union for 
the protection of ]ittl« fellows only. Then let the little fel^ws find an- 
other avenue, not the three-for-one path. There's no easy money to bo 
had in the show business. The show people are too smart, whether big 
or small. 

Thus suing seems to bi9 a matter of opposition and agents. When an 
opposition can't get along, it sues somebody or something. It may be 
the excuse for the fiAure. The Shuberts came up and reached the top 
under the most terrifying opposition. And the agents! The big time 
vaudeville agents!! How many of them could go into a Court of Equity 
with clean hands? "Clean hands." in the legal parlance, means that you 
can't say the other fellow is not on the level If yoQ have not beeh on the 
level yourself. (Maybe that's why the big fellows never sue each other.) 

Tha Judga Mack decision sets the show business Just where it should 
be — that people engaged in it may fight "opposition" exactly as they see 
fit. and take the chance on a criminal prosecution for conspiracy. That's 
the recourse that seems open now. Otherwfse. any means taken to fight 
opposition In the show business are perfectly legitimate, morally and 
according to the custom of the business. Those who talk the other way 
are those most adversely affected. And not alone the show, buainesa; 
any business, even the newspaper business — stop 'em if it can be done 
and if it can't be done, take your medicine standing up. But keep out. 
of the law — that's for helpless people, not those brought up around tha 

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What will beeoma of the agents, now that they know they jjave not 
the Sherman act behind their backs? We don't know and we don't care. 
We never admired the methods and t&ctlcs of big time vaudeville agents- 
They have never been on the level with each other, themselves or their . 
booking office.^ The exceptions are so few they could be named on the 
fingers of one hand and would be named now were it not that ona^night 
he forgotten in the rush of this writing. They are not even loyal, in 
thought or action — never were and never- will be.. They h&vjd learned to- 
live an, lazy iife, getting it easy and taking it easy, meaning by 
"taking," taking anyone or anything. 

At ona time an agent amounted to something on the big time. Ha 
rcprtsonted the actor and fought with the manager. Now he represents 
himself and sleeps with the manager. The actor can go hang— he's look- 
ing out for himself. And that may be all right too. but it's not all right 
for Ihe.uctor. 

And tha agent who crosses on the inside and the outside, grabs every-; , 
thing in sight— wIjo cares? Or for any big time agent, except those very 
few who are right. The others can all go; the sooner the betteryor big^ 
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It's a terriffic bunk, and did it only concern the public it wou!d not 
concern u.s, but it now concerns the theatre more than the public or 
anything else. It's bad, it's dangcroys and it's destructive to the legit 
ahow business. It has grown like bootlegging — .stronger than the law. 


What will the show busincs.i gain if Al Smith is ejected the next 
governor of Now York? Nothing much, perhaps, beyond knowing that 
there will be an exortjtive in All>any who is in pymi)athy with th<'atrirals 
as far as he may go in his governing capacity. Hut one thing Smith's 
election will do — it will tell the world the show business stands for 
a liberal, and stood against Covernor Miller, who signed the picture 
censoring bill, whether he personally inspired the passage of that bill 
or no. 

It was eminently proper for the picture people of New York state to 
outwardly endorse Al Smith as they did last week. The picture people 
did not pledge themselves to the Democratic i»arty in perpetuity by that 
action, nor did they endorse the ticket, merely Al Smith, because he is 
an avowed liberal. The endorsement put thom on record as against 
Miller and the reformers. ' ' • 

There's nothing more of any-account before Ylfct ion. Let's hope it will 
be Smith and try to make it Smith by working until fhe last minute for 
|,im— then voting for Smith. 

Gene Barnes was awarded a ver- 
dict of $116 in a Bronx Municipal 
court, the defendant being Henry 
llellit. Barnes sued to recover un- 
paid salary due for engagements in 
a Bellit vaudeville act last summer, 
Known as "Scr©«nlnnd." ' > • 

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Singer's Midgett are on the Or- 
pheum Circuit. A local announce- 
ment appears to have been issued 
In Memphis that when Pantages of 
that city reopened the Midgets 

would be vii 'tthu opcnioic bill. . # 

Tobias A. Keppler, counsel for Edward Gallagher (Oaragher and Shenn), 
gives the following information on the divorce fuit Helen Itogers Galla- 
gher has instituted against the "Fqllies'' comedian. Firstly, that tha 
couple have been married two years instead of six. as alleged; secondly, 
that Mrs. Gallagher's maiden name was, Mary Carney and not Helen 
Rogers^ that Gallagher was in company of Helen Marrino, the "Follies" 
chorister, and another couple for the purpose of discussing a vaudlivllle 
act, "In Old Madrid." which Gallagher wrote and was about to produce; 
that Mrs. Gallagher never had to scrub and cook and slavf, and Gallagher 
was earning exactly $75 under what he is getting now when with tha 
"Frivolities" two years ago, at the time of their marriage. The attorney 
states that he effected a separation agreement for $11,000 last September, 
payable in $6,000 and $5,000 installments. The latter amount docs not 
become due until next year. ~ 

Mr. Keppler has filed a defense, generally denying all allegations on 
behalf of Gallagher. He states ho will prove at trial that a woman 
neighbor, who had charge of Galiughers suite in^West 72d street, coaxed 
Miss Marrino into a bedroom and then notified Mrs. Gallagher and three 
men tliat were waiting downstairs with her. The door was oi>en and 
both were fully dres.sed, according to the attorney. . * • . - 

A newspaper i)ubli.shed in the Interest of the colored race recently 
printed an artic]e against the of the word "nigger" or any other offt n- 
slve reference to negroes. The article was aimed at Conroy and LeMaire. 
Its writer had seen the team at the Palace, Chicago, an Orpheum circuit 
h«)uso and the only big time vaudeville theatre now in Cliicago. LoMairo 
appears white face and Conroy in blackface. At the conclusion of the 
turn one of the men calls: "Where is that nigger?" The writer of the 
article waxed iMttor in his denunciation, and also mentioned the widely 
reported edict of big time vaudeville that there shoubi be no offenslva • 
racial references on the big time vaudeville stages. He said "Sheeney," 
"Kike," "Mirk." 'Wop" anrl "Dago" had been barred; why not "nigger" 
or anything simiiuriy repellent to the colored folks? The .story carried 
an intimation that there n)ight be an 0JU>loHion out front sometime if it 
is continued to be perniitted, with the writer probably having In mind th»! 
disturl.anro in ISiooklyn some years ago when Irishnii n in the audieii.»> 
audibly o»»jected to the appearance in make-up of a couple of burlesque 
IriHli fh.irtf(<rs on the Ht.ij^*- of'a vuji'b-ville th' iitr" 

Jane and Erwin Connelly (vaude- 
ville) are heing sued for two week.s' 
salary each by Hirt and lOIizabeLh 
Leigh, who formerly apjicared in 
the Connell\- skeffJi, "Extravagant 
Wives.' The Leighs were dl: mii; .e<l 

l.'iSl.L'O due for .salary and a $42 l'> 
note. Miss Leiuh asks $50 due. 

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Friday, November 8, 1922 


Rapid Rite of Vaudevillians in Six Months — Playt in 
New York and Chicago Will Occupy the Re- 
named Belmont "" 

It te unofllclally made known that 
the Hemdon management will BOon 
rename the Belmont theatre th« Nu- 
gent Now occupied by the Nugents* 
comedy, "Kempy," with the three 
NugentB, It wW be next tenanted 
by the Nugents' new one, "A Clean 
Town," with one of the Nugents 
(Mrs. Elliott Nugent) and will after 
that have a third play by the Nu- 
gents, featuring the Four Nugents. 

"A Clean Town" turns out to be 
very like the true story of a bitter 
rivalry between 4Z!anal Dover, O.. the 
Nugents* native city, and New Phil- 
adelphia, C, its nelghl>oring com- 
ikunity, over prohibition enforce- 
ment in Tuscarawas county. The 
original Incident amounted to a 
scandal In Ohio when it "broke.** 

"Kempy" goe» to the Selwyn. Chi- 
cago, stopping a profitable run here 
to let in the new piece, J. C. Nu- 
gent win thos be established as an 
author, producer and star in Chi- 
cago and as an author -producer in 
New York simultaneously, with a 
New York theatre named in his 
honor, whereas six months ago he 
was virtually begging the managers 
to read his scripts and was doing a 
single act in vaudeville. 



Max Spiegel's Cutting Habit 

This Season— "Love Child" 

Follows In at Cohan 

Formulating System to Aid 

Joint Arbitration Board—- 

Details With Complaints 

Following a meeting of the 
Producing Managers' Association- 

, Equity joint arbitration board last 
week, a new system was devised to 

/ prevent argiunents between man- 
agers and actors anent rehearsal pe- 
riods. It is proposed the stage 
manager give each player a card 
devised along the lines of a com- 
mutation ticket, which he will 
punch at the end of each day's re- 

^ hearsal. The system is particular- 
ly aime<) to establish whether a 
plaj'er has rehearsed ten days. The 
manager may cancel the standard 
contract within ten days after re- 
hearsals begin, but thereafter the 
player is entitled to two weeks' 
salary if dismissed. 

It is contended the manager is 

, entitled to the full ten days' rehear- 
sals, which is the object of punch- 
ing the card. A player, through 
illness or otherwise, may not at- 
tend every day and therefore the 
dates attending would fix exactly 

^ the time of attendance and actual 
rehearsal time. 

The card system is in line of phy- 
sical evidence of complaints in the 
cases brought before the arbitration 
board, which now insists that com- 
plaints must be ^led in somewhat 
similar manner, as in court The 
arbitrators take the position they 
should know what the cases are 
about before they are presented for 
adjustment. One case was not con- 
sidered last week because of failure 
to file a complaint. An actress 
was present to appear before the 
board, but the manager in the mat- 
ter was not notified, the board say- 
ing it had had no information about 
the case and therefore could not no- 
tify him. 

A case which was thrown out at 
the last arbitration session was 
again brought up. The matter was 
that of an actor in "Main Street" 
who claimed his salary was cut 
without his consent, though he ac- 
cepted his envelope weekly for somo 
twenty-two weeks and signed the 
pay roll under prote.«?t the closing 
week. Without evidence that ho had 
objected to the cut at the begin- 
ning, the P. M. A. Committee re- 
fused to consider the claim. 

Aiigustus Thomas addrc.«<sed the 
hoard on the matter, stating that by 

throwing the case out unsetflfc<l, tho 

erbltrators w,ere doing the very 
thing the board souglit to accom- 
plish — the settlement of dis^putes 
between actors and managers. Tliere 
was a deadlork in the case whic'.i 
must now be submitted to an um- 

A. H. Woods' "Love Child," the 
German adapted play, will open 
around November 18 at the Cohan, 
New York, following the Max Spie- 
gel show with Nbra Bayes starred, 
'Queen o' Hearts," now current in 
the house. 

Mr. Spiegel is also managing the 
Cohan. He arr^ged Tuesday with 
the Woods' offldP for the new piece, 
although "Molly Darling" had been 
negotiating to move over to the 
Cohan from the Liberty, where it 
has been forced out, to accommo- 
date. George M. Cohan's "Little 
Nelly Kelly," the hitter also forced 
out of Boston into the Liberty. 

Previous to posting the notice for 
the Bayes* show, Spiegel, who is 
also reported having requested sal- 
ary cuts from principals with his 
unit shows, asked for a 25 per cent, 
decrease of contracted salaries with 
the Bayes bunch. Miss Bayes and 
Franker Wood are said to have been 
the only principals with the Bayes 
piece who refused to accede to the 
Spiegel demand. 

It is said that chorus girls with 
the Spiegel company w^re also 
asked if they would cut their salary. 

The Bayes' play opened at the 
Cohan early in October. It was the 
first attraction under ' the Spiegel 
management there. 

Max Hoffman, Jr., and his wife, 
Norma Terriss, who had declined 
another offer froih a production on 
Broadway, having been led to be- 
lieve the "Queen" would go bn 
the road, may join the Gertrude 
Hoffman unit on the Shubert vaude- 
ville time. 


Henry Miller Suggests Another 

President — Not Entertained 

—Waiting for 1924 


Session of members of the 
Fidelity League took place at Henry 
Miller's theatre, Tuesday afternoon. 

Henry Miller, in the chair, an- 
nounced the opening in the im- 
mediate future of the new Fidelity 
Club Rooms, East 45th street, near 
Fifth avenue. There waf a general 
discussion of ways and means to at- 
tend to the furnishings of the new 

The show may be seen later at 
Henry Miller's theatre, at a Sunday 
night, performance. Howard Kyle 
read from the membership ledger 
that of 480 members on the books, 
392 had paid their dues to date. 
Mr. Miller said that if it were true 
that Fidelity was losing members, 
so too,'Ms< the Equity Association, 
and very many representative actors 
and actresses, members of BVjulty, 
have told him personally they are 
not in sympathy with many of the 
policies of the Equity leaders, but 
as Equity had really improved con- 
ditions, they felt they should sup- 
port It financially. But they will 
not back up the leaders if they insist 
upon the enforcement of the 
"closed shop" in 1924. 

Mr. Miller continued, "we need not 
be at daggers points with the mem- 
bers of Equity. The rank and file 
of Ekiuity are our friends, and ad- 
mire us for our stand, at personal 
loss, for what we believe to b* the 
right. God knows we are not stick- 
ing to Fidelity for any personal 
benefit. We cannot possib]^ gain 
anything, and we cannot even get a 
decision until 1924. Until then we 
must be the goats. And we are pre- 
pared to. make the sacrifice. But 
we'll do it with dignity, like men 
and women. We have no anti- 
pathetic feeling toward the men and 
women of Equity, for after all. our 
ideals are identical, but in place of 
labor union methpds, we hope to at- 
tain the same objects by a course 
more con^patible with the preserva- 
(Continued on page 20) 


Cincinnati Authorities Watch Opening Performance 
— Mayor Announces Theatre Can Reopen Next 
Week — Injunction Refused Show and Theatro 



«•■ i- *• 

Star of ''Fashion Show" Dis- 
. satisfied — ^Audience 

FOR $1,000,000 CORP. 


Be Conducted by Children's 
Society in New Yorl< 

The Children's theatre of the 
Hecltscher Foundation for Children 
will be opened Nov. 10 in the new 
home of the Society for Prevention 
of Cruelty to Children at 105th 
street and Fifth avenue, New Yorlc. 

This theatre ie a thoroughly mod- 
ern playhouse in all respects, with 
a seating capacity, orchestra and" 
balcony, or nearly 1,000. The cur- 
tain is of blue, gray and gold. 

The stage itself is thoroughly 
complete and modern in equipment. 
It has a 45 -foot proscenium opening 
and a 25-foot depth; the construc- 
tion throughout being of concrete, 
stone and steel. There are twelve 
dressing rooms; elaborate electrical 
equipment for li^rhting effects, and 
a space for an orchestra of at least 
20 pieces. 

In scenic effects something of a 
novelty will be shown; the plan 
inclining more to the cyclorama 
appearance than to utilizing the or- 
dinary drops and wings. It is an 
adoption of the Gordon Craig plan 
of plastic settings. 

The opening production is under 
the direction of Mrs. Gerda Wismer 
Hofmann, who organized and di- 
rected the Children's Theatre in San 
Francisco, under the auspices of the 
Board of Education, churches and 
citizens there. 

The price of the seats for the 
opening performance will be |5 each, 
which will make it po-'^sibU; for this 
and other plays to be repeated at 
the Children's theatre, free of 
charge, for the ohlldron of the vari- 
ous scltl^montH, orphan asylums 
and similar institutions in New 
York. . 

Ticlcet, Cigar and Candy Busi- 
ness Combined — Selling 
Stock in New York 

Albany, N. Y., Nov. 1. 

Irene Castle will have full cause 
to remember her venture in taking 
a show out on the road. The clinaax 
to a series of misfortunes that have 
befallen her came Saturday when 
she left '*The Dance ^d Fashions 
of 1921" company at Rochester 
because she did not like the book* 
inga, particularly the lon^ railroad 

On top of her failure with the 
show the next day, Sunday, she 
narrowly escaped serious Injury for 
the second time in two months, 
when an automobile in which she 
was returning home at Ithaca 
collided with a steam roller near 
liOdi. Miss Castle, who is Mrs. 
Robert Tremin in private life, re- 
cently recovered from a broken 
collar bone suffered when her h^rse 
threw her. Although the autoooobile 
in which^^ she was riding was 
wrecked, the dancer, her chauflFuer 
and maid were able to continue in 
another machine to her home, where 
she is recovering from slight 
bruises and the shock of the ac- 
cident. In taking leave of "The 
Dance Fashions" Miss Castle, It is 
said, let it b« known* to her man- 
ager in no uncertain terms that she 
was going home, to rest. 

Miss, C<ustle encountered her first 
trouble at Pitts'' eld. Mass., earlier 
in the week. The company was 
brought to the Berkshire city by 
Charles Isbell of North Adams. Is- 
, (Continued on page 20) 


Irene Palasty. the Austrian prima 
donitn, who arrived here last spring, 
stJled last Gaturday for Budapest, 
^vhere she is to aprear in tlie prin- 
cipal role of "Sally." 

Hnns Bartch, forei:,n play agent 
in New York, is said to be Inter- 
ested in ihe foreign presentation of 
-yally/' . 

Chicago. Nov. 1. 

Mrs. Florence Couthoui intends to 
incorporate her ticket scalping and 
cigar and candy business for $1,000,- 
000. She has gone to New York, 
expecting to dispose of the bulk of 
the stock with a cigar comtftiny, 
with the understanding th*t this 
company's brand of smokes will be 
pushed in the various agencies of 
the Couthoui combination in Chi^ 

The Couthoui plan calls for 5,000 
shares at "^100 and 50,000 shares 
at $10. 

The plan is for Charles Cole, at 
present general manager for Mrs. 
Couthoui, to be in charge of the 
ticket sales department of the newly 
incorporated company, and for Mrs. 
Couthoui to have charge of the 
candy and cigar business. 


CHrS $5.50 SHOW 

''Revue Russe** Receives Good Send 

Off — Speculating Buy of 200 

Seats Nightly 

Chicago, Nov. 1. 

The Russian revue ("Revue 
Rufise"). opening this week at the 
Playhouse, got oft to good >etart, 
with the Couthoui agenc]^ buying 
200 seats nightly during the run, 
after its first performance. There 
is a 20 per cent, return privilege on 
the buy. 

A scale of $(.60 has been placed 
for the main floor with the first 
audience composed, of the elite and 
notables. The snow looks In for 
from four to six weeks. The opera 
opening next week and bringing Its 
out-of-town quotas will also help It. 

In the notices the reviewers gave 
most attention to the comedy sec- 
tions, according Maria KousnezoCf 
as a hit. It is understood here the 
show has been greatly changed since 
its brief New York appearance, and 
now follows in several respects the 
original "Chauve Souris," the Com- 
stock & Gest importation still run- 
ning In New York. 


Foreign and Opening 


A. H. Woods is readying two plays 
of foreign adaptation, both being 
due into New York during the 
month and both taking to nearby 
trial stands. Henri Batallle's "The 
Love Child," with some recasting:, 
will be shown at Montclair, N. J., 
election night. It is the first road 
attraction there in two years. The 
show is due into the Cohan the fol- 
lowing week. Sydney Blackmer, 
Janet Beecher and Lee Baker head 
the ca^t. Charles Wagner, who 
backed "The Mountair\ Man,"[\^vi<:h 
starred Blackmer la.«;t season,^ 1^ re- 
ported interested with Woods in the 
Batallle play. 

A farce called "The Whole Town's 
Talking About It" will debut at 
Hempstead Nov. 13. with John Cum- 
berland, Vivian Tobin and Sydney 
Grcenstr^eet in the leads. The piece 
was picked up by John Emerson 
and Ani.ta Loos (Mrs. Emerson) 
when they were abroad last sum- 
mer and adapted by them. 

Cincinnati, Nov. 1. 

Mayor George P. Carrel Monday 
afternoon revoked the license of the 
Cox theatre, local Shubert housiL 
because of the alleged immorality^ 
"The Rubicon," the French faros 
which opened Sunday night. 

Mayor Carrel, Newbold Piersoa, 
his secretary; Safety Director 
Charles Tudor and Public Servlos 
Director Charles Hornberger at* 
tended the opening p^formane« 
and pronounced the play indecent. 

Mayor Carrel ordered Edward 
Rowland, house noanager. to stop 'It. 
Rowland sard he would first havs 
to wire the Shuberts in ^ew York. 
When Rowland failed to communi- 
cate with the mayor at 2.S0 p. m. 
Monday, the specified time, the 
license was revoked. The mayor 
said the houss could reoi^en asxt 
week. "'.-■ ..<.■;>;■.■ " 

Attorneys for the Shuberts asked 
Common Pleas Judge Thomas Dar- 
by to issue a temporary rest;alninff 
order preventing Mayor CarrsI 
from interfering with Monday 
night's performance Judge Darby 
refused. "To let thic show oontlniie 
and then arrest the manager." he 
declared, "does not meet the situa- 
tion. If the show is immoral it 
should not be tolerated." 

Replying to Attorney James A» 
Clark, representing the company 
manager, who said the publicity the 
show had would warn people to 
stay away. Judge Darby added: 
"Su h advertising generally serves 
as an invitation." 

William H. Pine, the company 
manager, declared Monday night 
after police stationed at the theJEttre 
prevented a show being given, he 
would hire a theatre or tent if nec- 
essary across the river in Kentucky 
and finish out the week. 
1 Kstelle Winwood, star of the play, 
called at Mayor Carrel's office and 
tried to tell him her view of it The 
mayor cut the interview short and 
told her he was ashamed to havd 
been in the audience. Miss Winwood 
left in a buff, office attaches said. 
In an Interview in the newspapers 
she declared it was a perfectly nice 
play and a Chicago preacher bad 
congratulated her upon It. 

Manager Pine said he would bold 
the Cox Theatre responsible for ths 
salaries and expenses of his com* 
pany. , . -i 

"We presented 'The Rubicon* W 
New York, Chicago. Indianapolis* 
Dayton and Columbus and had no 
trouble," he said. "I will give $100 
to any man who can secure a fwrf 
' f men or women who can tell m4 
what immorality Is. I venture to 
say that not two will agree on a 
definition. I deny that the show if 
immoral in any way." 

Mayor Carrel said: "I believe t 
am as broadminded as most rea- 
sonable people, and when I decided 
that 'The Rubicon* was not k proper 
play to be shown here, it was from 
the shocks I received in witnessiniP 
the play Sunday night. I first con* 
vinced myself that my own Imprei- 
sionti of the immorality of the pla/ 
(Continued on page 20) 


Edna Hibbard. of the "Queen of 
Hearts" (Nora Bayes), show filed a 
voluntary petition in bankruptcy In 
the U. S. District Court Monday, 
setting her liabilities at $3,393. 
There are no assets. The obliga- 
tions are chiefly dressmakers' bills; 
also other moneys due to trades- 
folk, and losses on contracts and 
personal loans. 

Miss Hibbard handed in her no- 
tice Monday, about two hours before 
a notice of the sliow'a closing was 


Chicago, Nov. 1. 

Edwin D. Reynolds, claiming to be 
a brother of Marilyn Miller and 
father of a five-year-old girl named 
after her widely known aunt, was 
taken from Chicago to Minn^polis 
in the custody of an officer, charged 
with abandoning his wife and the 

Reynolds was employed In Chicago 
and had rooms on Indiana avenue. 
"My sister has promised to help me," 
he said. 


Chicago, Nov. It 
Irene Bordonl will step out of h«^ 
character in "The French Doll" and 
give recital of songs at Powert 
Friday afternoon, which wHl b* 
composed of three groups — Chansons 
Parisiennes Populaires, Chanson! 
Parisiennes Blen Connues, and 
Chansons Pierreuses. ^ 


Chicago, Nov. 1. 
Henry Miller and Ruth Chatterton 
follow the long run of "Lightnin"* 
at the Blackstone (where Frank 
Racon will say his farewell Dec. •) 
ahd will be seen in "La Tendrosse.'* 

No Buy for "Slapped" 

^ Newark. Nov. 1. 
"He Who Gets Slapped" this weefe 
is the first attraction of the current 
sea.son that did not receive a buy 
from some local society for tb# 
opening- night. ' — 

Lew Hermsn's "Night Cap" 
Chicago, Nov. 1. 
Lew Herman has taken over "The 
Nightcap" and l^pcns a company 
Nov. 8. 


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^Q <T«rty Line^"— Booking Offices Hoi Retlrktmg 
Rroducen — ^Bott Taction* After Hits and Taking 
Them at Offered 

ilALVAlJOCi" ffiAvy 


Play Leaving 48th St.— Aver- 
^aoed About iSfiOO 


Brosdway is regarding with in- 
creasing interest the recent book- 
^^ lagft arranged foe New York Ihea- 
tr«0 wtthoat rsgarA to "party Ubm." 
fV» profiteers* heretofore alllKated 
Hrlth the Erlaiiser office have secured 
IQiubert bouses aad oaa of the fihu- 
%avt prodoeeoi baa baea tkirced U> 
book into an* [nUmpnnimnt theatre. 
foUow!ng hia tathure to sectire either 
^ tba bouses aftettad to managers 
^ tba other group. 

fltrrr- showmen tkalleve that the 

gbttbarts and tba Elrlaiiger oflca are 

sftar hits and win b oak the moat 

lOcely looking -money getter for the 

bouses under their control, regard- 

|gat of what tha production aflUia.- 

tlon may be> That the booJting 

iigi>e«saent 1t$etwe«n the two major 

booking offices applying out-of-town 

^jf luyi inHuenced the present situation 

'' is sot doubted* and I» an avidence 

^^ of both oillcea growing closer to- 

'i lather. 

/*fv Ther'fe appears to be no actual 
V contest between the two offices re- 
garding booMngs, howerer. When 
> Srianger and the Shuberts entered 
into the agreement last sprtrtg one 
of the outstanding conditions was 
that those producers then aHlFiated 
with either office were to conthiue 
Jb the same status. That is, a 
£bubert affiliation cannot switch to 
the Erianger office nor an Er!anger 
producer switch to the Shuberts for 
bookings. It is known tliat one 
manager sought to change booking 
ofDces and was flrankly told to re- 
^ B&ta where ho was. 
^* That does not apply, however, in 
the case of tha Broadway excep- 
tlona. Tet when the several attrac- 
tlaaa spotted in tba Tresh" booses 
ste ready for the road, they must 
ba booked from thoir "^arty" boofc- 
fng office. If an Erfviger attraction 
playa a Shnbert hoase in New York, 
tt nntst take fts bookings from the 
Srlanger booking offico and rice 
▼ersa. This was determined on and 
nmde a part of the agreement in 
order to prevent com^ietltion be- 
tween tiie big offices and to protect 
tba booking rights of either office. 
With the rights naturally go the 
fees for bookings, which is 'gravy" 
for the big offices. 

The exceptional Broadway book- 
ings to date include "The Love 
Chfld.'^ tho n«w A. H. Woods show. 
Which opens next week out of town 
and had no Broadway berth. The 
Cohan was finally secured, and the 
Woods show will open there Nov. 13. 
The booking is the llrst in four and 
a half years that Woods has made 
outside the Shubert office. It is 
baid the Woods office sought two 
Shubert houses unsuccessfully, both 
boQsea having been allotted pro- 
4ueer» affiliated with Erianger. 
&am H. Harris' "Rain" lias been 
dren the Maxine Elliott, and opens 
tbara next Monday, succeeding "Tlie 
y^tbful Heart,** while John Golden's 
•'Seventh Heaven" secured the 
Booth, bowing in there this week. 
Tba Cohan is classed as ^an Inde- 
pendent house, though the' Erianger 
office has been supplying it. The 
status of the house now Is said to 
be such that it can take attractions 
from either side. The Booth la also 
supposed to be Independent, but to 
date has been supplied regularly 
through the Shubert office. 

Booking men associated with 
Broadway producers are at a loss 
to understand what appears to be a 
booking jam. They declare there 
are no open spots for new shows 
within a radius of 100 miles of New 
York, With the reports of shows 
closing, the bookers are guessing 
what is making bookings so tight, 
and the guess is that a number of 
attractions are purposely beinig kept 
eloae to New York that they may be 
brought back quickly and inexpen- 
sively In case of bad bu.<*lne«s, and 
It la decided to close^ The one- 
tiighters have been pro<luctive of 
Jfather good business whor^ flrst- 
«laao attractions are offered. 
Bookers in seeking week stands for 
new attractions state there Is no 
open time near New York in them 

Did Nearly $1(MX» in Hve 
Qayi-"Two Mkes" tir . 

'The Last Warains.'' the latast 
mystery Wi»V entraat an Broadway^ 
whicb apcned last week at tba 
Klaw antf ta exbibitii« ail Mi^gmm of 
a bit. will nmaks ta tbal bovaa on 
aharing terma. ^^faro Kb»r. 1b&. 
prodacinr "Tba Wbcet af Ufa." 
wbieb waa aiastd fbr tha Kbtw. win 
aeak anotiier ttoaam for the bitter 
attraction. It will alar Blaie F«r- 

"Warnias" opened Tuesday. l»at 
week r tba first perfomanca being 
mostly coskptiinentary and tha first 
mattoc* doing light business. There- 
after the draw was $1,700 and orer 
nigivtly and the takings for tha in- 
complete first weik: were not Car 
from |10,(lt4). The show was booked 
in ortgtaaQy under an agreement 
guaranteciag the bouse $3,500 

There are IS iiersons interested in 
•The Last Warning." with Michael 
Mindlin and Michael Ooldreyer, tiie 
yomig producers, baring retained 








GUARAirrsD mmi 

"Malvaloca." the Spanish adapta- 
tiOB wbicb tbe Bquity Players ini- 
tiated thofr prodoction attempt at 
the iSth Street, has one week more 
to so. giving it a run ^C six weeks, 
altbooch eight weeka waa the stay 
originally planned. Ffnaaeially 
"Malvaloca** ia a^ heavy loss. It hcks 
been offered to several legitimate 
maaagara tor preasstatiaa fei aa- 
atbsr Broadway baussi AluMot any 
eai* s e ci a the attraction 
wttb n« actaal eompeosattan. 
ta K9Uity Players. Xn that fs re- 
qfttlred is an agreement ta pay off 
tha cost of pradoctiroit os weekly 

It Is ffgvreA ''Malvaloca'* wfth 
tba proper binfag of Miss (%wl 
would have drawn an average of 
flt.0«» weekly mn^ wmsM now. 
That la aear^ M, per rent, more 
than tbe attraetion has been able 
to groasL Tbe takhigs have been 
aroimd fS.M« weekly, with last 
week siiowtng up the best since 
apenfag, the groma going to about 
IS^MO. It is necessary for the show 
to do |7,50# t0 break even. 

Equity Players have the 48th 
Street mnler rent for a' year at 
$65,9«0. plus the taxes of ^3,000, 
and the various licenses, which 
brii^ the total rental Hiarges to 
|87,§0^ Based on- a 4<l-week sea- 
son the weekly rent is over |2,0«0, 
but several bUYidred more are to be 
cownted, since it is probable the 
actual season win be 55 weeks. 

There are IT stagehitnds for "Mal- 

vatoca," caHtng fbr an approxtmarte 

moat of the stock. It Is reijorted the^ J[^*J^ <^o*** ®' ^^^ *<» **••• An 

prodoctlaa was paid for and there 
was $1%,9^ in bank before tbe siww 
opened. Interests wars affered to 
■ot a few sbowmeat. taelading^ one 
or two vaodevillia produccra. The 
bitter replied tbere waa »a kick left 
in "mystery plays." A legithnate 
nsanagsr, in talkfng- to Goldreya* 
after tbe show cileked. saM be bad 
had "The Last Warning" la his 
office for a year or two. The kid 
■sanager laai^d. answering they 
wcra tb^king of playing a special 
matinee perfonaance for the people 
who "liad the play first, those who 
bare an Interest in tt and tbose who 
nearly bought a piece." 

The "two>Mikes" are not new in 
th9> show business. Mindlin pro- 
dxKed "Damaged Goods" and "The 
Unborn" for the "Medical Re\'I«w 
of Reviews," and was Interested 
with A. H. Woods in "Tbe Guilty 
Man." Goldreyer has been pres? 
agentlng for tho past several years, 
and last season tried With a drama 
which failed after a brief trial out 
of town. 

Thomas F. Fallon, an old vaude- 
ville actor, wrote "The Last Warn- 
ing," which he adapted from the 
story, "The House of Fear." Falloa 
wrote acts for William H. Crane and 
Amelia Bingham, and appeared In 
support of the latter in "The Climb- 
ers." He also played in *The Cli- 
max.*' Fallon has a trunk full of 
scripts which the success of his 
mystery drama has created a de- 
mand for. Fallon has had stock 
experience also, having been asso- 
ciated witfb Willard Mack In stock. 

"The Last Warnlag" will be pro- 
duced In London in the spring by 
the "two Mik'es" in association with 
George W. Lederer. A special com- 
pany is to form for ChJcago, due 
there in January. 

Alex. Gray Replaces Fischer 
Alex|inder Gray, young baritone, 
*^c«ntly with tha "Follies," has 
Joined "Sa^ly" as leading man, re- 
placing Irving Fischer. ..-,.- 


Blanche Turks, rehearsing the 

part of the queen In support of 
John Barrymore's "Hamlet," Is a 
bride. She was recently married to 
Ian Keith, who last season created 
the role of the French emissary 
In "The Cxarina." Miss Turka's 
last Broadway appearance was as 
the leading woman in "The Law 



Chicago, Nov. 1. 
"Irene," which has been playing 
in the Middle West since the open- 
ing of the season, closed Saturday at 
Winnipeg, Can., and the company 
returned to New Ynrk. 

ra also ffgures and wttb 
other boase and operarting expenses 
added to tbe cast salaries, the 
weekly ch^w most beat |7.eOt. 

Tbe theory of a M-cent admfs- 
alon for the gallery haa been tr*e^ 
a?nd is sueeessful in theory. Tha 
"tworbif afternoon show Is on 
Tuesday and sells out, with the rev- 
enue from the gallery then being 
'eal7 about 164. Saturday matinee 
the gallery is 50 cents with about 
half the scats then occupied. 

Equity Players for the use of the 
Equity name agreed to pay a third 
of the profits to Equity, but such 
profits could only accrue after the 
guarantors have been reimbursed 
for production costs and other ex- 
penditures which the box office will 
not be able to take care of cur- 
rently. Unless Equity Players fall 
upon a live one that can nSove to 
altother house and earn real profits, 
there Is slim chance of Equity en- 
Joying profits from the venture. 
"Malvaloca" in any evwnt is a loss 
to Equity Players and if the pro- 
duction outlay is gotten out via the 
show's continuation- under regular 
management that will be a bit of 
good luck. 



New Show There Next Month with 
Benny Leonard 

The "Passing Show of 1922" is 
due to leave the Winter Garden in 
December,, and plans call for a suc- 
ceeding; revue there prior to the hol- 
idays. It is reported "Hitchy-Koo." 
without Hltehy, taken off by the 
Sl^berts after two weeks' trial In 
Killadelphia, will form the basis of 
the new attraction. Some of that 
production and several of the fea- 
tured players wdll be retained, the 
title of the show not being deter- 

/Benny I>orard, the worW's light- 
weight hoxinj^ Champion, who was in 
the "Hitchy" Hne-up, will be re- 
tained for the new Garden offering. 
Benny is said to have done very 
well In bis specialty pkiylet, which 
permitted him to box. Leonard's 
contract with the ShubertM was 
|3.00« weekly with a minimum of 
19 weeks. It Is possible that Leon- 
ard win be used for one or more of 
the unit shows before the ne./ Gar- 
den show is ready. 


Chicago, Nov. 1. 
Harvey's Greater Minstrels have 
signed a two weeks' contract for 
the Arlington, Boston, starting No 
vember 27. . . .' 


At the Broadhurst. New York, 
Sunday afternoon. Dec. 3, Atlar- 
guerite Sylva will do one of her 
"At Home" song recitals. 

Miss Sylva has sn attractive un- 
usual way of presenting her mus- 
icale, and the song bird in said to 
have arranged a highly artistic nl- 
beit thoroughly entertaining con- 
<i^U ,, , 

(5.50 FOR i»EISLER" 

100 Peopte Wnh Battet of 24 
t— ftayers Won't Sec )he 
' , ^ Aucfenee ""': 

The Selwyns wilt present "Jo- 
hannes Kralsler" on Broadway at 
tha Selwyn theatre at $5JiO tap« the 
managers stathig that tba cost of 
prodttctien antf operation calls for 
the high scale. TCreisIer'* falls in 
the class between the musical and 
dramatic and the only Attraction of 
the latter type with as bigb a scale 
Is "Clhlr de Lane." 

Eselmates of the cost of patttnc 
oo the foreign novelty place tbe 
total at aroumi rt««>»«il Tberv wtir 
be too persona i&vofved in tbe pZay- 
ing. including a ballet of S4. wUcb 
will be directed by Fr>kfne. Duty on 
that part df the prodtiction and ef- 
fects imported totals $10,000. There 
will be 240 costumes employed fa 
"Kreisler." Tbe l»-ptoea orehestxa 
wilt play tbroaghorut ths sbaw, aa 
arigtnai score apptyiac^ 

Although tba secret llghf:Ui« da> 
vicea whteb wlU project tba decora- 
tions for tbe ia diCesest scenes 
during the tbrea aei% tba sba w calls 
for a great deal ot prodiictlaa coa- 
i str«ctkm. There will ba 14 minia- 
ture stagea whicb will be at varied 
elcvatioBa abwe tit* regoiar stage. 
The action wlU paaa fraaa one to 
the other stage within a few sec- 
onds, only one of the little stagea 
being operated at one time. The ea- 
tire coaatruetion is to ba aseunted 
upon tracks and rolled off to the 
side. The sets Upon the 8i#hll stages 
are blank, the scenic investiture 
coming from the new projection 
patents, some of which will be lo- 
cated on the special bridge over the 

There are a nomber of other novel 
features to tha TCrefsler^ prodnc- 
tlon. One la that tba plkjera will 
never see the andleace. Tl^e action 
wtlT take placa behbid a decorated 
scrim drop and aotbXng behind will 
be visible nntU spot-lfghtsd» white 
the ftront of tbe bottse will be blaplt 
because of tbe scrfan. A solid btaek 
eye Is also a new fsature. It opens 
at ^various places to lend distance, 
the eye mechanism working by 
means of bush buttons entirely. 

Tike Selwya will be dark Nov, 28,. 
It being peceasary U> rehearse 
"Kreisler^'twa weeks prior to its 
premiere, which la d^ted about tbe 
holidays. "Partners Again" will 
Leave at the end of tlie month, play- 
ing two weeks In New York neigh- 
borhood ivouacs befora^ lumping to 
Chicago. It will ba necessary for 
one of the* dress rehearsal weeks to 
have the orchestra, the music being 
an important feature. 

Rehearsals will begin Nov. 13 
under the direction of Frank 
Reichcr. Ben Ami and Lotus Aobb 
are the leads selected to date. 


Out of '"Gingham Girl" for One 

Performance — Equity Arbj- 

tratJon on '^Featuring'' 


"thifffle Alond" at Olympte^-<Hher 
Chieapo Openinoa 

CbieagOy Not. !• 
"Shuffle Along," colored show, 
booked for a January openiog at tha 
Olympic, has been moved up a 
eouple of months and will saccaed 
"Greatness" at that tkaatra about 
ths middle of tha oontb. Fraak 
Craven comes to the Woods Nov. 6 
In "The First Year." William Hodge 
at La Salle Nov. 12 la "Vor All of 
Us," Doris Keane at Powers Nov. 
13 with "The Cxarina,- "Tho Music 
Box Rovue." Colonial Nov. 14, and 
Harry Lauder is announced^r the 
Studebaker for a ainglo week, start- 
ing "Nov. 27. 

"Sculptors'* Taken 0» 
Rochester, N. Y., Nor. 1. 

"Sculptors," a new play by 
Franc-Is Stanley of New York, was 
taken off after one night at ths 
Corinthian. When the Rochester 
Players opened that bousa as a 
community theatre they announced 
their prograni as regular produc- 
tions for the last half and experi- 
mental work for the first half. 
"Sculptors'* was the first special 

The author Is a newcomer and his 
play has all the earmarks of an 
amateur. Several themes conflict 
so that the main one Is at times in 
doubt. The story is buflt around 
the conflict between two artists, one 
who places his art flrst and the 
other who uses It to make money. 
Tho critics generally apreed that it 
needed a lot of revamping. It Is 
announced it will be given again 
later In the season, after the author 
has had time to make revisions. 

Eddie Buzzell stepped out of the 
"Gingham Girl" at tbe Carroll Tues- 
day night, not appearing for that 
performance, as tba result of what 
Buzaell deemed & breaching of an 
agreement batween him and Schwr.b 
ft Kusall, producers of tha show, 
relative to billing. Bujxell contended 
bia agreement witb the producers 
called for featuring of bimself in 
advertising matter. etc.» with special 
reTbrenre to the electrica ia front of 
tba bouae. witb Busaeira nama wider 
that of tha abow'a tiUe, thia to be 
accorded blm baglBniiiig Oet. SI. 

Tba alsotrle bminir waa fortboom- 
inc. but iJt adrltfloa to BusxeU's 
name;, tba 4iactric sign oa tbe Car- 
roll marquee contained the name of 
Ave other members of the cast The 
ttmmt s< tbe sign carrlsd tba names 
o£ Bsrtle BaaanMat and Alls* Ed- 
wardB» tba nartb sUa tbasa aC JJmLso 
Jkllam and Raaaeil Mack, aad the 
aaath side, EddIa JUnasH ani Hsien.. 

Wednesday afteraaett a com- 
promise was reached witb tbe sign 
namiuimm tha way tt la wttb tba aix 
■auMs for tbe preseat, sad tbe con- 
troversy placsd beCSre tba Actors' 
Sqvlty fer arbitratlaa. Tbe compro- 
mise called for Baasetl ta return to 
tbe shew Wednesday nlgbt. 

Ralph Baaker played tba Baaaell 
part Tuesday nigbt. Ad annemsee- 
mcnt was made from the stage that 
Buzzell would not appear, with the 
reason not given. 

Walter Vincent, of Wllmer ft Vin- 
cent* became interested In the 
"Gingham Ofrl" to tbe extent of 
115,000 shortly after, tba show 
opened at tbe Carroll, New Torlc; in 

Whea Bt:auMU threatened Is quit 
tha show k. cooBla of weeks after 
ii opened, VlnceaA acted as peace 
maker,, BuaasU's desire ta quit tbe 
previfiua time caaa about aa 
sult of an alleged agreement bold 
with Schwab ft Kuaell to feature 
hbn wbea tba ribow reacbad New 

Schwab ft Kusell and Bussell are 
bonded ta tba extant af flOktM to 
keep tbe Bqaity a gre ea s en t Buaaell 
is working uader. 

Bttzseil iaterpeta hla contraet to 
mean be will be solely featured in 
tba lights. Schwab ft Kuasll di8« 
pnte this interpretation. 


Left When Song Was Tsksn Awsy 
—Going in New Ptsy 

Mabel WIthee withdrew from 
"The Insect Comedy" (renamed 
"The World We Live In") Saturday 
when tbe opening at the Jolson was 
scheduled for Monday, causing a 
postponement until Tuesday. 

Miss WIthee retUred from the cast 
when her song, tha only one in tiio 
show, was cut o«st. She has gone 
under the management of Allan K. 
Foster, who is having a musical 
comedy named "Priseiila" written: 
for her. featuring her as the fa-* 
mous heroine of Longfellow's poem, 
"The Courtship of Miles Standish." 


Margaret Lawrence sailed on 
the "Aqultania" Saturday for Lon- 
don, and she will return on the same 
liner. The star's object is to wit- 
ness a performance of "Secrets," 
the English success which will b^ 
produced here by Sam H. Harris* ^ 
It is said Mlas Lawrence desired to ;^. 
see tbe play before accepting a con- 
tract to star in it. 

"Tba Endlsss Chain," In which 
Mlsa Lawreaoa started the season, 
failed to get past the subway circuit , 
after its Ave weeks on Broadway 
and closed. 

RefKnrts are that Miss Lawrence 
Is to become a Belasco star next 

''PLA^rCAIIOF' DOES |12,900 

Chicago. Nor. 1. 

"Plantation Days," a local colored 
show with 35 people, at the Or- 
pheum, Detroit, last week drew 

It Is at the Park, Indianapolis, 
this week, opening Sunday there to 


Chicago, Nor. 1. 

A\ Jolflon will terminate his tre- 
mendous engagement In "Bombo " at 
the Woods theatre Dec. 3 and will 
go to Kansas City. ^ 



V^ , -^^ 


Friday* November 3, 1922 

^^^^ STUFF 

'-"■■* '"'^ ' •,.;.. ,^''-; ■■■■y' ON LEGIT 'U^ :.-'""■ 

The Equity Players, In doJnjr about |6,000 with "Malvaloca,** at the 48tl» 
Ftreet, have been barely brtakiiiK even. That is possible at that gross 
through the low nominal "salarieH" received by the players (|50 maxi- 
mum), with Jane Cowl appearing without salary; In other words, donating 
her services to Kquity, of whim she is a vice-president. To Miss Co\vl is 
credited the entire draw for "Malvaloca." It has demonstrated Miss Cowl 
has a following of no mean proportions in the metropolis, and explains 
why Kiiuity deemed it necessary to star h«r. 

It is said that the Sliubtrts have submitted the script of "Judith," the 
Henri Bernstein piece, never done on this side, to Miss Cowl for her 
starring ari^eptance In it undor their direction. Miss Cowl will not be in 
the next Eciuity production. "Hospitality," by Leon Cunningham (Equity), 
that goes on at the 4Sth f>treet Nov. 13, with "Malvaloca" withdrawn the 
previous Saturday. The French tragedy first seb^cted as successor to the 
current piece was withdrawn after it had startfd rehearsals, through the 
I)layers in it protesting against Its advisability. 

The boar<l of governors or directors of Equity Players, Inc., holds 
frequent daily meetings at the,48th Street to decide on matters arising, 
and several matters are always on the rise, according to report. 

The second assessment sent out by Equity to the Equity Players' donors 
Is said to have brought several request.s for explanations; who selected 
•Hospitality," who is going to put It on, how do they know it is going 
to get over and what they are going to do if It doesn't, and so on, with 
these and many other questions heard as frequently at the Equity head- 
quarters as at the 48th Street theatre. 


Geo. M. Buys Interest of Sam 

Harris in Chicago House — 

Remodeling Next Summer 

"Secret profits" is the contention of Arthur Hopkins In the matter of 
"The Claw," over which the Shuberts have started suit on a claim of 
129,000 alleged to be due from Hopkins. The latter produced the drama, 
with Lionel Barrymore starred, last season. Hopkins had 50 per cent, of 
tht snow and the Shuberts 25 per cent. William Fox also owned a quarter 
Interest because of his possession of the picture rights to "The Claw." 
The play was written by Henri Bernstein and the production rights were 
originally held by the Shuberts. They advised Hopkins It would be a 
good vehicle for Barrymore, and that they had the piece on the usual 
royalty terms of 5, 7% and 10 per cent. The play was produced under 
divided ownership, as explained. Subsequently It is alleged the Shuberts 
bought out the author's royalty rights for the lump gum of $5,000. In 
some manner Hopkins learned o^ the aHeged deal, and thereafter refused 
to continue the payment of royalties to the Shuberts or to account for 
their share of the profits, taking the position he was legally right in Jight 
of the royalty deal, which is claimed to amount to "secret profits" in a 
partnership venture. ^ 

Mrs. Irene Castle and the police censor met In conflict In Providence 
last week. A large audience in Infantry hall had to be content with a j 
meager performa'hce. Indifferently presented. Mrs. Castle was consider- 
ably provoked when Informed she could not appear in any dancing num- 
bers without stockings. The dancer and the Providence law anent bare- 
foot dances could not be brought into harmony by the use of fleshings or 
some, sort of expedient that would satit-fy the authorities, so the dancer 
flatly refused toMo the two much-advertised Butterfly and Indian dances. 
Her belated appearance In a gaudy raiment of fashion, acknowledged to 
be a latest Paris creation, was the only thing that kept the audience In 
check, Irene, at the outset, after making a curtain bow, acknowledged 
the applause and explained to the piqued audience that she would have 
to omit her two special dances because "1 cannot Imagine a butterfly 
wearing stockings," she declared. General dancing, which was to have 
followed, was eliminated following the unexpected dispute. 

The New York Drama League, Inc., of New York, Instead of having 
three clnsses of membership — $2. |5 and $10, which callod for "difftrent 
jirlvilegcs" — now has a uniform membership which costs $10 annually and 
gives all the privileges the league has to offer. A recent circular stated 
the change caused no appreciable falling off in the number of members, 
but. In order that the "league may fully realize its function of providing 
nn intelligent audience for the theatre," it has Tseen decided the league 
reeds a membership of at least 10,000. A contest to bring in new members 
ends this week and prizes of free membership for ten years, Ave years 
and three years will be awarded to the three winners. Any person 
bringing in 12 new members wins a year's membership free and It Is 
transferable. If the league is successful In Its campaign. It may secure 
more recognition In profe-ssional circles than has been true to date. Man- 
agers view the organization mildly, while few p!ayw^rlghts are Impressed 
by the league's activities. * 

Cohan's Grand, Chicago, is now 
under the sole manager aent of 
(Jeorge M. Cohan, he having bought 
Sam H. Harris' Interest in the house 
last week. The property, owned by 
the Hamlin estate, has been se- 
cured by Cohan under a twenty-two 
years' The present house staff 
will remain, but the Ofrand will be 
remodeled next *ummer at a cost 
of $250,000. 

The remodeling of the Grand In- 
cludes u new arrangement of the 
otfices in the building. The house 
gallery will be done away with, 
Cohan making the Grand more of 
an intimate theatre. The balcony 
will be somewhat greater in ca- 
pacity than at present, but the total 
capacity will be reduced to 1,200 
from 1,400. Work wiH begin some 
time in June. • < • 

Although Cohan & Harris, as a 
theatrical flrm,^ dissolved three sea- 
sons ago, there remained some dual 
interests, with the Joir.t interest In 
the lease of the Grand undisturbed 
until last week's settlement. The 
stock and picture rights to the for- 
mer Cohan & Harris play^ are to 
remain joint Interests. 

Cohan controls the Hudson, New 
York, along with the Grand, Chi- 
cago, and it is believed he will in- 
crease his theatre properties. Chi- 
cago, particularly, has interested 
Cohan, and permanent control of a 
theatre there was certain. His in- 
terest In Boston as a musical 
comedy center may lead to him se- 
curing a house there. 

A special company of "So Th's Is 
London" will be sent into the Grand, 
Chicago, early next month succeed- 
ing ,"Robin Hood," the Fairbanks* 
picture, which is the current attrac- 
tion. Mr. and Mrs. Coburn^ will 
head the cast, Mr. "Coburn playing 
the American father and his wife 
doing "I^ady Ducksworth." I awrence 
Grant will play the English father. 
Others include Henrietta 'Tillman 
and Albert Hackett. * • 



Mary Newcomb opened last week 
as leading woman of the Wilkes 
stock. Alcazar, San Franciqjfo. in 
"In Love with Love" (new). 

Marie Steffen, the ingenue of the 
Proctor Players, at Harmanua 
Bleecker Hall. Albany, will leave the 
New York company after next 
weeK" and go to her home in Dayton, 
Ohio, where she will spend a few 
weeks with relatives. 


New Trial Ordered for Equity on 
Felix's Note 

A beefsteak dinner he'd at the Casino in Central Park one evening 
recently yielded subscriptions or $80,000, according to account, for the 
promotion of the Phoenix Theatre Corporation. Its first piece will be 
musical, called "Take a Chance," with Harold Orlob and H. I. Phillips as 
the authors. Julius Tannen presided at the dinner and Alan Dale was 
among the speakers. About 200 representative business men attended, not 
knowing the purpose of the event, having been Invited by a selected list. 
Those on the selected list were given permission, each, to ask 10 or 15 
solid business men to bo present as their guests. During the progress of 
the dinner the music of the piece was played, and among the speeches was 
mention of the Immense amounts of money that had been made by pays 
on Broadway, several being named. After this, subscriptions were solic- 
ited. It was said $25,000 of the subscriptions would be spent on "Take a 
Chance" and the remainder held in the treasury of the Phoenix company 
for future productions. * 

There is a certain feeling between Equity and its membet-s towards 
the managers of the I'roducing Managers' A.-'soclatlon that is bound to 
exist. How far that feeling extends can be no better Instanced than by 
the case of a prominent actress and her husband, a producer. She is a 
star of the dramatic field, commanding one of the biggest salaries and 
able to Justify it by her draw on Broadway and outside. She is prominent 
in Equity, but has never talked over Equity affairs with her husband. 
On the other side he has never discussed any matter concerning the 
P. M. A. with his wife. Business matters of either appear to be a looked 
drawer in either case, though they are apparently a devoted married pair. 

The Appellate Term of the New 
York Supreme Court last week de- 
cided for Frank Gillmore in his ap- 
peal from a directed verdict dis- 
missing his complaint against Sey- 
mour Felix, and granted the appel- 
lant a new trial. G llmore, as treas- 
urer of the Actors' Equity Associa- 
tion, f;ue<l on a $1,724.32 note dated 
Dec. 23, 1919, payable on demand. 
The note was for salaries due mem- 
bers of the flop "Some Night" show, 
authored by and starring Harry 
Delf, which the Palace Producing 
Co. "presented." Folix, as chief 
stockholder and officer of the corpo- 
ration, assumed the liability as a 
moral obligation, promising to pay 
whenever he was able. Salaries for 
30 members of the company were 
unpaid for a week and a half. 

When Gillmore took the summary 
step of bringing suit to recover, 
Felix, throtigh Kendler & Goldstein, 
argued there was no consideration 
back of the note, which contention 
City Court Judge Meyer sustained 
and dismissed the complaint, stat- 
ing, "I will hold that there must be 
proven first that a valid claim ex- 
isted in favor of the plaintiff ^nd, 
secondly, that the Individuals who 
ren«lered those services assigned 
thiir claims to plaintiff." 

Tlie decision was reversed and a 
new trial ordered on a technicality 
on the ground (Jillmore endeavored 
to Introduce certain evidence which 
was excluded. 

Brainbridge IMayers in Minne- 
apolis, for years one of the most 
successful stock organizations, in 
the country up^ler management of 
A. G. Bainbridge, Jr., will again be 
at the Shubert theatre there. Mr. 
Bainbridge last week closed a deal 
with Flnkelstcin & Reuben, local 
theatre owners, whereby he takes 
over the unexpired lease of eight 
%^ears at the Shubert. He will be- 
come sole owner and manager of 
the Bainbridge Players. Another 
stock organization known as the 
Minneapolis Players have been at 
the Shubert since opening of sea- 
son. They liave been under the 
management and direction <ff Wil- 
liam C. Masson, and he had financial 
backing of local stock enthusiasts. 
While they have offered good en- 
tertainment business has nof been 
good. Marie Gale (Kirs. Bainbridge) 
will head the cast of the Bai bridge 
Players. They will open the house 
Nov. 12 in "Main Street." This is 
last week of Shubert unit shows In 
J^inneapolls. Jack Reld's "Carnival 
of Fun" is the closing attraction, 
and (he farewell unit has made a 
hit with local dramatic critics. Shu- 
bert unit show failed to bring the 
desired box office receipts at the 
Garrick, and it is now rumored that 
the bouse will be turned to pictures. 


The Pavley-Ouktalnsky BaII«l« 
formerly with the .Chicago Open 
is goin^ on tour, taking in Cuba an. 
South America. The troupe will ^^^ 
December 23 to open for five wee 
at the National, Havana. ' 

Harvey's Minstrels, colored, tu^ 
doing business in Cahada and com4 
back Into the States Nov. 7 for « 
single date at Ogdensburg, N. Y^ 
returning to Canada. The show la 
booked at Quebec Nov. 9, 10, 11, 
There Is a chance of the show going 
i into the Arlington, Boston. 

Sammy Lee has been engaged to 
re-stage the numbers in Julian BU 
tlnge's "The Elusive Lady" and will 
remain with the show two weeks. 
On his return ^o New York he will 
start directing the numbers foi the 
new George Lederer musical show 
due In December. 

. •■) ., 

L. S. Leavitt has returned' to tlie 
Shubert forces and Is managing th© 
"Revue Russe." which opened at 
the Playhouse, Chicago, Monday. 
May Dowling is agenting the at- 

Milton Harris, who has been man- 
aging the Lyric, New York, has 
been switched to Jolson's 59th 
Street in a similar capacity. The 
house relighted Tuesday with W. A. 
Brady's "The World We Live In," 
the foreign novelty play first called 
"The Insect Comedy." ■ • ^ 

The President Players in .Wash- 
ington, with second week of "East 
Is West," justified in holding piece 
over, ;he receipts exceeding those 
of th< first week by a good margin. 
The individual members of the 
company have made and are cre- 
ating additional friends, while the 
direction of Cecil Owen is receiving 
unlimited praise from the local 
press, his setting being particularly 

Olive Meehan was specially en- 
gaged for the current offering to do 
"Jesse." . , 

Ann Davis has succeeded Leona 
Powers as the leading woman with 
the Woodward stock, Detroit. 

Maude Fealy and Milton Bryon 
will appear in a sketch n€xt week 
at Proctor's, Newark,* N. J., where 
Miss Fealy closed her stock at the 
Orphcum last Saturday. Miss Fealy 
is negotiating for the Strand for a 
renewal of the , Newark stock en- 
gagement, but the Centre people, 
owning the house, are asking her to 
pay $1,100 weekly and 10 per cent, 
of the gross as rent. She is said in 
Newark to be a better business 
proposition for the owners than 
bootlegging. The American Play 
Company is also reported after the 

The Bijou-Arcade Stock company 
at Battle Creek, Mich., plays "The 
Nightcap" starting November 1, 
"Wedding Bells" starting November 
5 and "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage 
Patch' starting November 8. 

Charles Drury is now orchestra 
conductor for Whites "Scandals" 
at the Globe, having succeeded Max 
Steiner. Drurywas formerly leader 
at the Audubon, New York, and for 
legitimate productions. Steiner Is 
at work on the score of the new 
Lederer musical piece first called 
"The Strawberry Blonde." A new 
title will be selected. 

Louis Clinc and Frank Pope havei 
joined as a publicity team and have 
opened offices in the Times bund- 
ing, making a specialty of theatrical 
work. Pope was on the staff of the 
"Journal of Commerce" for ten 
years as dramatic critic, resigning 
about a year ago. Cllne was with' 
George Broadhurst for several sea- 
sons, having charge of publicity and 
as business representative. Prior 
to that he handled publicity for the 
leading amusements in Atlantic City 
and was on the staff of the "Press" 
in that city as dramatic and musio 

The new Auditorium, Freeport, 
L. I., will not open with the Leo 
Carrillo piece, "Mike Angelo.*^ 
planned for tomorrow (Saturday), 
The house will not be in reudinesa 
until about December 1. The Hemp- 
stead theatre has been selected In 
its stead as the opening point for 


Sydney Howard, playwright and book reviewer. Is no longer co»nected 
with "Life" in the latter capacity because of a run-in wit) Louis Evan 
Shipman, playwright an<i editor of the publication. Their several differ- 
ences came to a head when Editor Shipman "killed" a review by Howard 
of Heywood Broun's new book. Howard was reading his proofs, missed 
It, and angrily tore up his pay check. Just drawn. In Shipman's presence. 
Howard is the author of "Swords," in which Clare Fames was featured. 
He recently married Mi.«!S Eames. Robert Sherwood, the picture reviewer 
of "Life," is also doing the picture reviewing for the New York "Herald." 

The chief tickiJt rlffler In a 42d street theatre, who thinks he Is one of 
the wisest guys on the Rialto. was slipped a sour check recently. The 
way the treasurer tells it, he was carefully prepared by the egg with the 
-phoney. The latter gave him a dog and. having no use for it, he presented 
the purp to a friend. Along comes the donor with the check and bad: 
comes the check two days later. The treasurer claims he was nicked for 
$75. Friends claim no one could ever take him for that much dough, and 
guess the actual amount was five bucks. 

I* .^ 

•The Monster." at the 39th Street, New York, l.<? offering discount tickets 
to physicians around the metropolis, taking tUeir names from the mtdl- 
•Al directory. *^ • ' v*'- 


"The lUineh and Judy." the new 
Charles DilliriKham musical omedy, 
will open at the Garrick. I'hihulel- 
jihia. Monday, remaining two weeks, 
and coming Nov. 20 to the Globe, 
which will he dark one week follow- 
ing "Scandals,"' which goes to the 
I'oad after another week. 

The cast of the new show in( ludr::? 
Fied and Adelo Astahe, Josei)h 
Cawthorn, Hay Dooley, Delano Dell, 
May Corey Kitchen, T. WiKney Vw- 
c^al, I'hilip Tonge, Geor^*? Tawde, 
I'ati .( e CI irk, Roberta ITeafly, II. Ln 
lOhy i'voeiv, Irma Irving, Ilmth and 
Lillian White Augustu.s Minton, 
Elaine Palmer and Eugene Revere 

Jerome Kern wrote the Kcore, the 
lyrics and book being by Anne 
Caldwell and Hugh Ford. Frederick 
Luthaui is directing. 


An Involuntary petition in bank- 
ruptcy has been filed in the Unljed 
States District Court against 
Anna Spencer, Inc., the theatrical 
cosiumers, alleging $24,000 liabili- 
ties and $7,600 assets. The act of 
bankruptcy alleged committed was 
the transference of a $2,700 account 
to William Riordan, treasurer of the 
corporation, as a preferred creditor. 
Riordan is the husband of the late 
Ann.a Spencer, who died about a 
year ago at a moment went the 
company was fast coming to the 
fore in the business. 

The three petitioning creditors 
claim comparatively small sums for 
good.3 sold and delivered and 
$2,407.62 on a no;e due. The com- 
pany is alleged to have been In- 
solvent and not doing business ten 
days pri(r to October 18. 

Robert Patterson has been ap- 
pointed receiver. 

The first of a series of 10 produc* 
tlons which the Lenox Hill Players 
will present at the Lenox Llttl« 
theatre at 52 East 52d street. New 
York, will be "The Pardon," by 
Jules Le Maltre, to be produced oa 
Nov. 6. A one-act play, "The Un- 
recorded Tale," by Robert Hannan* 
will also be included on the program* 

The Stuyvesant Players will pro- 
duce a one -act play by Ferenca 
Molnar entitled "Lies," in Novem- 
ber. There will be three other 
American one-act plays produced 
with It 

The East West Players at their, 
theatre (Metropolitan auditorium). 
Madison avenue and 27th street, 
New York, Nov. 18 and 25 (Satur- 
day.«). will do four playlets for the 
program. Of the (luarter of one- 
acters. it is stated that "Dinner," by 
Molnar, and "Progress," by St. John 
Ervlne. have not been done over 
here. Gustav Blum is director of 
the company. 

"CucKdo." a musical play pre- 
senf<"d by Felix Adler last season, 
will a,L;;iiri rea< li the boards, revised 
and with a new pruducfion. Adler 
will produce the show in association 
with Jules Saran«iff. 

AdU'r wrote the book, lyrics and 
score for "Cu< koo " and he will be 
featured. The show is due around 
the holidays. .' 

"Enter Madame." the Gllda Varesl 
play, was produced last week by the 
San FrancLsco stage Guild at the 
Plaza. This vehicle served as the 
third of a series of productions bo- ^ 
Ing offered by the Guild. Consid- *:i 
erable comment followed the offer- 'i 
ing as the result of excellent acting 
on the part of Mme. Medea Itadzlna, 
who made a pronounced impression 
on tho n<Mvspnp< r critics In the role 
of T,i>,, I )<!!:. i I'.olj^a. Mme. Rad^* — ** 
Vina is a graduate of the Moscow 

Art theatre of Russia. 

• -iv; 

"The Lucky One," by A- ^^ Milne, 
which the Theitre rjiilld Im ])r«>d'i<- 
ln«. will be directed by Theodore 

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Figur** MtimaUd and comment point to aomo attractions boing 
•uceoMful, whilo tho tamo groM accroditod to othtrt might suogost 
madioority or loos. Tha varianco it axplainod in tha diff«r«nc« In 
houM capacitiat, with tha varying ovarhaad. Alto tha sisa of cast, 
with consoquant difforanca in nocooaary gross for profit. Varianca 
in businsss nacossary for musical attraction as against dramatic 
play i* also consldsrad. 



«tAbio*s Irish Rosa," Republic (24th 
week). Certainly hardy specie 
weathering: well and looks set 
until winter. Oliver Bailey re- 
llnaulshed Broadway rights to 
•*R. U. R." Theatre Guild's new- 
est try. to continue "Able" In- 
dennitely: $9,000 or over- means 
good profit both ways. 
••Bancor Rits (7th week). Moved 
up somewhat last week when 
business went upward to |G,500. 
That may be better than even 
break here. Further Improvement 
expected, though "Painted Lady " 
with Fay Balnter mentioned to 
Buceccd late this month. 

aBstter Times," Hippodrome (9th 
week). Big house off four weeks 
after opening, but getting about 
$58,000 weeklj'. That sounds like 
big money, though at $2.50 top 
Hip should draw $70,000 and over. 

^Blossom Tims," Century (53d 
week). Moved from Jolson's 59th 

-^t. last week and with part of 
house cut rate is expected to run 
through fall. Nearly $20,000 last 
week, biggest gross for show to 

<«Captain Applejack,' Cort (45th 
week). Another week to go. first 
stand out of town being Tremont. 

' Boston. "Merton of the Movies" 
succeeds Nov. 13. "Applejack* is 
' closing strong, notice of final 
weeks livening business, 

•Cat snd Canary," National (39th 
week). This holdover will con- 
tinue through fall, according to 
present plans. Business moved 
upward with new season's start, 
takings not much under $9,500. 
flaking money. 

*«Chauvs-Souris," Century Roof 
(40th week). Morris Gcst petting 

^■remarkable publicity for Balieff 
Russian show; still regarded as 

# great novelty, pointed through 

change of bill, which this is 

third. Nothing likely to stop im- 

" ported show running through 


"East of Suez.V Eltlnge (7th week). 
Maugham drama has developed 
strong call and is ready box office 
attraction. Looks set for run. Be- 
tween $11,000 and $12,000 last 

•Follies," New Amsterdam (22d 

^'Merton" Disappoints in 

Gross — Four Plays Coming 

In Next Week 


inar profitable business; around 
$14,000 weekly. 
"Music Box Rsvus," Music Box 
(2d week). First week's gross 
$32,200, more than normal ca- 
pacity because of the $10 lower 
floor scale for premiere. New 
show figured to repeat record of 
last season. 

"On ths Stairs," Daly's 63d St. (6th 
week). Arnold Daly at Daly's 
sounds good enough to draw them 
up here. Business showed im- 
provement with over $5,000 last 
week. Management claims in- 
definite hooking now, although 
colored show was reported on the 

"Orange Blossoms," Fulton (7th 
week). Dipped down about $2,000 
last week, when business around 
$16,000. Agency support through 
buy extends another week and 
attraction then expected to con- 
tinue until holidays. 

"Partners Again," Selwyn (26th 
week). P. & P. show pulling to 
some profit. Some cut rating and 
is easiest attraction to sell there. 
Will, continue until Thanksgiving 
and reaches Chicago after several 
"subway" weeks. $11,700 last 

"Passing Shbw of 1922," Winter 
Clardoii (7th week). I'lans call for 
revue playing through month, then 
taking to rood. New show being 
readied for the Garden in De- 

"Persons Unknown," Punch and 
Judy. Opened Wednesday last 
v/eek and taken off Saturday 
(four days). *'49ers*' show of one 
acts by newspaper men and others 
will open h^re under CIcorge 
Tyler's management next week. 

"Queen of Hearts," Cohan (4th 
week). Developed no strength 
and will stop after another week. 
A, II. Woods' "The Love Child" 
will be next, due Nov. 1.".. 

"Rose Bscpd," Longacre (6th week). 
Matinee particularly strong for 
this drama. Gross holding to 
good figure, with last week again 
around $13,000. Six weeks more 
to go. Ethel Barrymore continuing 
here next, appearing in "As You 
Like It." 

"R. U. RV'C.arrick (4th week). For- 
eign novelty good draw, wih tak- 
ings around $8,000. Big business 
week). Broadway's business^ j^ Garrick. Moves uptown to 
,.-^-_ X __. ...» t^vi^™- «♦▼ Frazee after another two weeks. 

Philadelphia, Nov. 1. 

Business was still off here last 
week, although the bhuberts met 
with their first real success of the 
year with "Blossom Time," which 
opened to fine houses at the Lyric. 
This musical comedy and "Sally" 
just about shared the business, with- 
the latter, of course, still in the 
lead. The first week's gross was 
close to $12,500. with every Indica- 
tion this operetta will do a neat 
business in three or four weeks. 

The reception of "Merton of the 
Movies." while enthusiastic in point 
of notices and applause, was dis- 
appointing at the box office. Despite 
cold weather and a fine Saturday 
business, the Garrick did several 
thousands under expectation, but is 
expected to boom this week. 

Another disappointment has been 
"The Demi- Virgin," which started 
like a whirlwind but suddenly col- 
lapsed, and goes out after this week. 
It is figured by the wise ones that 
this city has only a limited clientele 
for risque farces, and that they are 
the kind that flock to the opening 
week. That was borne out by an 
opening week's business that topped 
$11,000, with about $10,000 the sec- 
ond week and $6,500 last week. 

The Shubert continued to be a 
hoodoo house with a miserable 
week's business with "The Hotel 
Mouse," which hardly grazed $5,000. 
The two-week engagement will 
probably be about enough for this 
musical ^show. 

The Broad slid along to about the 
same tune it has had all year, send- 
ing "The Czarina" out to business 
that was a few hundred better than 
$8,000. The advance sale and open- 
ing night of "Nice People," this 
week's only novelty, was the cause 
of some encouragement. 

Next Monday there will be four 
openings. Dillingham's new musical 
comedy. "The Bunch and Judy," 
which makes the fourth new show 
of the year at the Garrick, will 
have its premiere on Monday. The 
Walnut will have Marjorie Ram- 
beau in "The Goldfish," for four 
weeks, with "Anna Christie" to. fol- 
low Dec. 4. 

The Atlelphi's attraction to follow 
»"The Demi-Vlrgln" will be "Just 
Married." with Vivian Martin, and 
the Shubert will have "Daffy Dill." 
with Frank Tinney. This show Is 
counted on to bring this house out 
(Continued on page ^6) 

Irene Bordoni Starto as Solid Hit— ''Charlatan" Got 
$3,000 and Blew Out — Ticket Brokers Lost, 

Too •'":^:-V '•■^:'. > " .r: ' ^ 

'♦ . ■.--: 


Nance O'Neil and Doris Keane 

Against Each Other — 

Trade Pretty Good 

leader. Last week's takings at 
slight variance with preceding 
pace: with gross at $36,000 keeps 
attraction's leadership uncon- 

"Greenwich Villsge Follies/' Shubert 
(8th week). Beads Shubert list In 
business. Reputation and smart- 
ness factor in fine takings. Last 
nfreek $26,000. 

»*Hsr Temporary Husband," Frazee 
(10th week). Another two weeks 

' for farce which went along at 
mediocre business from start, as 
Indicated: House gets "R. U. R." 
Nov. 20. Around $5,000. 

•It's a Boy," Sam Harris (7th 
week). Going to Boston after an- 
other week, opening at Selwyn. 
Succeeding attraction Is John 
Bdrrvmore In Arthur Hopkins' 
production of "Hamlet." due week 
Nov. 18. 

•Kempy," Belmonl (25th week). 
Goes to Selwyn. /Chicago, after 
■«inother week, although business 

• Improving. "A Clean Town" will 
succeed; also by Nugents, who 

* wrote and appear in "Kempy." 

•Kiki," Belasco (49th week). Be- 

lasco's smash drama in sight of 

\ year's run and now oprtain of 

•_ ruAning into winter, with strong 

• chance of ' playing out second 
' season on Broadway. Sticks with 

non-musical leaders with draw 
around $15,000. 

•♦La Tendresse," Empire (Gth week). 
May play through to holidays; 
limited stay here was original ex- 
pectation; getting profitable 
though' no big business. With 

,' Henry Miller and Ruth ChaUer- 
* ton. aimed for big road business. 
, Last w^ek $10,700 without agency 
buy aid. 

"Lsdy in Ermine," Ambas.«iador 
(5th v.-eek). Draw on lower fioor 
excellent. Balcony not up to iorm 
for show of kind. Improvement 
there perhaps with colder tem- 
per.! turoM. Last week takings 
wore $15,000. 

•Last Warning," Klaw (2d week). dramatic hit of I'.road- 

, way. My.stery play with novelties, 
r.ciit $1,000 at Saturday matinee 
and between $1,700 and" $1,800 in 
eveiiin;L?. ("all places it with three 
i'e.^t dramas in .i^^enrif s. Opened 
TiK.Mluy. getting nearly $10,000 in 
five da\.s. 

"Loyalties," (Saiety (6th week). 
,, Drani.itie hit. with nothing 
.stror.ser in drniand. Sure for si;i- 
f-oiTil lun. r.usines.s rt'l viouse r;in 
liol.l; hptueon $14.000 and $14,500 
wet'Ulj-. Hest lOnsUj^h 1>1.'»\ this 

"Molly Darling," Liberty dOth 
< w(ek). .Mji.\ get another 

. here Nov. ]?,, George .M. Cohan's 
"Little Nellie Kelly ' siici-erdin;; 
Hi:a d.-ite. "Molly" has been tlo- 

"Sally, Irene and Msry," Casino 
(9th week). House looks sef with 
another season -long musical ^how 
as true for last several seasons. 
Is real money maker at $2.50 top. 
Last week at $15,000 was not as 
good as previous pace, but recov- 
ery figured after this week. 

"Scsndais," Globe (10th week). An- 
other week to go. White show then 
going on tour, with Boston first 
stand. Dillingham's "The Bunch 
and Judy" next attraction, al- 
though latter show may stay out 
several weeks. "Scandals" finish- 
ing well, around $20,000. 

"Seventh Heaven," Booth (1st week). 
Tried out in the summer. Opened 
Monday after private performance 
Sunday night. John Golden pro- 

"Shore Lesvs," Lyceum (13th week). 
Five weeks more to go, then to 
road. Last week about $10,500. 
Succeeding attraction will be Da- 
vid Warfield in "The Merchant of 
Venice." due Dec. 18. ' 

"Six Chsracters in Sesrch of an 
Author," Princess (1st week). 
Second production this season by 
Brock Pemberton. Foreign adap- 
tation, dramatic novelty, with 
house especially chosen for pres- 

"So This Is London," Hudson (10th 
week). George M. Cohan's great 
money getter. Easily leading non- 
musicals and sure of season. 
$16,600 last week, and close to 
that pace right along. 

"Spite Corner," Little (6th week). 
Business dropped off last week, 
takings about $1,500 under pre- 
vious week and gross about $5.- 
500. * That may .make for even 
break in this small house, but 
show has been markedly under 
expectations and in light oC good 

"Springtime of Youth," Broadhurst 
(2d week). Opened Thur.sdi^y last* 
week, winning praise from press. 
Agency call noted on following 
davs, with indications favorable. 

"Swifty," PlayhoUHC (3d week). 
Little business here, under $3,000 
last week. Kept in to keep house 
lighted. "I'p She (Joe.'-. " P.radys 
musical production of "Too Many 
Cooks." sueeeeds r.ext week. 

"The Awful Truth," Henry Miller 
(Tlh week). Counts as one of best 
of non -musicals. Is a smart (om- 
edv with strong lirst lloor draw 
un\\ looks .set for run. lJuf.ine.«s 
last \\««k $13,100. 

"The Gingham Girl." I, ' r.iiiull 
(lOlli Wf<k>. lloiiis m.oil latiiiK 
as an excellent $2.50, an<l 
making money. I'.nsiness better- 
ing. $10,000. Show not costly to 

"The Faithful Heart," Maxir.c Kl- 

llott (4th week). Final week. 
Business under $3,500 and no bet- 
ter here than at Broadhurst, de- 
spite good notices. Elliott will 
get "Rain," Sam H. Harris attrac- 
tion, which bows in next week. 

"The Fool," Times Square (2d week). 
Looks very promising, business 
during first week doubling takings 
of opening night. Nightly busi- 
ness leaped and the show pulled 
$9,500 on the week. 

"The Insact Comsdy," Jolson's 59th 
Street (1st week). Premiere post- 
poned and debut occurred* Tues- 
day instead of last Saturday. 
Most costly production try by W. 
A. Brady In years. 

"Tha Monstsr," 39th Street (13th 
week). Run will end in another 
week, thrill drama then taking 
to subway circuit. It ought^o do 
good business on road. About 
$5,500 last week. "The Bootleg- 
gers" may succeed, the Comedy 
Francaise also mentioned for 
Nov. 13. 

"Tha Old Soak," Plymouth (11th 
week). Ought to be fixture for 
balance of season. Stays with 
money leaders, with night busi- 
ness holding to virtual capacity, 
though matinees not strong. Last 
week gross was $13,500. 

"The Torch Bearers," Vanderbilt 
(10th week). Clever satire, which 
looked promising for big business. 
Consistent draw at around $8,000 
which, while under expectation, 
is profitable. 

"Thin Ice," Comedy (5th week). 
Business here bit better, but pace 
does not appear to be able to bet- 
ter $5,000. and unless further im- 
provement is made, another at- 
traction soon Is likely. 

"To Love," Bijou (3d week). Grace 
George credited with draw to date. 
Business best house has had in 
some time. Last week $8,000. 
Show is French adaptation. 

"Whispering Wires," 49th Street 
(13th week). This mystery drama 
holds on to pretty even pace, with 
takings between $8,000 and $9,000. 
I..ast week got $8,500, .satisfactory 
for this house. 

••Why Men Leave Home," Morosco 
(8th week). One of most amusing 
shows on Balcony off and 
cut rates Iiave allo^tments in that 

Boston, Nov, 1. 
Thare were changes of bills at two 
of the local legitimate theatres this 
week when Nance O'Neil In "^leld of 
Ermine"' oiiened at the Plymouth for 
two weeks and Doris Keane came 
into the Hollls in "The Czarina" for 
a similar stay. 

In these openings the Shuberts 
and the syndicate people are really 
playing against each other, for, both 
being women stars and both in plays 
more or less of a romantic, dramatic 
type, there will be about aji even 
break. Miss O'Neil is, of course, 
known to an older class of theatre- 
goers, but the success of Miss Keane 
in "Romance" will do a great deal to 
offset this. 

The engagements of the pair fill in 
a gap for both houses. Following 
Nance O'Neil the Plymouth is due 
to get one of its best booking bets 
for the season with "Anna Christie." 
Following M4ss Keane at the Hol- 
lls will be a few weeks of "He Who 
(Jets Slapped." It is no secret that 
this house is being kept open with 
show* that Just about get by until 
the arrival here, in December of 
"Lightnin*." Then it is figured the 
house will be all set for the balance 
of the season. 

The other houses in town contin- 
ued to do the best that could be ex- 
pected. "Little Nellie Kelly" is going 
to close at capacity. That is as- 
sured now because the house is sold 
out for the balance of the run, which 
ends Nov. 11. Every seat Is gone 
and it is Just a matter of form to 
keep the box office open. Tho "specs" 
have picked up some of the seats 
and.are able to get fancy prices for 
them on the performances at the end 
of the week. It Is insisted that a 
bundle of money is being left behind 
by this .«fhow. but there seems to be 
nothing else that can be done. "Cap- 
tain Applejack" when It comes In 
will find the going rather hard if for 
no other reason than it succeeds 
such a winner. One of the local 
papers in the column devoted to 
press agents' stuff carried a single 
line about the "Kelly" show that 
was significant—" 'Little Nellie Kel- 
ly'_on the last two weeks— try and 
get in." And this just about ex- 
pressed the Idea. 

The "Music Box Revue" will evi- 
dently round out the balance of the 
local engagement— two weeks— to 
about the same gross that has char- 
acterized it since It came here. The 
business last week was on a par 
\\ith that of the week before. 

Business for "The Bat" continues 
to be capacity, The sale is eight 
weeks In advance all the time and 
everything points to the business 
keeping up for at least that period. 
The show is getting a great deal of 
(Continued on page 36) 


New Orleans, Nor. 1. 

Al O. Fields' minstrels opened to 
nearly capacity at the Tulane Sun- 
day night. Indications point to a 
$12,000 week. 

The show Is glaringly removed 
from its predecessors. The after 
pieces do not keep pace with the 
first part, which Is a revelation In 
Its way. It is the swifest moving 
minstrel show yet produced, setting 
a record for speed. 

Bert Swor carries the comedy end 
and is the outstanding Hgure in the 
entertainment. Swor announced 
here he would tour next season at 
the head of his own org.anization. 
to be called Tlcrt Swor's Mastodion 

At the St. Charles "Nero." film, is 
attriicting but light patronage and 
will hardly do more than $5,000. 


Los Angeles. Nov. 1. 
I'.u.sitiess here in the legitimate 
tlu-atrCH has not picked up as ex- 

ection. which helped gross about ••"••;^'-» .V ,, , „ 7 Af m.^V^X.. 

$1,800 last week for total of P<'l''' ^^'f'^ t'^*^ advent of tho cooler 
nroutid $9,500. 1 weather. At the Mason 'The Skin 

'•Yankee Princess," Knickerbocker (:;ime" of)ened lightly with the 

rrith week). KrlangtT ot'^T^'Ha 
tloing f.iir business, with pace 
probably affording little profit, 
ll.'v^s not pulled as much as first 
indicati«)ns. Will probably rem.iin 
until holidavs. Iteported between 
$1:5,000 and $14,000. 

prtisprrt on the^ wet-k l»**ing artHind 

At tiie .Morosco an IMajestic. with 
.'■tfK'k playing favorite attractions 
for a run, the business while good 
I is far from a sell out. 

Chicago, N^v. 1. 
' Into six facts can last week's 
happenings in the loop's legitimate 
circles be summed up, arrayed as 
follows: — 

1. Irene Bordonl's solid hit at 

2. Zoe Aklns* comedy "Great 
ness" at the Olympic found want- 
ing in no unmistaken terms by 

3. "The Charlatan" falling to un- 
believable business at the Play- 

4. Heavy losses by ticket brokers 
on all outright "buys." 

6. Announcement of five closings 
for Nov. 11. 

6. Chicago's defeat by Princeton 
killed an old-fashioned football 
night at the musical shows. 

Whether It is due to the fact that 
the news gleaners overlooked some 
good bets or merely encountered a 
calm before the storm — said storm 
of activities being headed this way 
for Nov. 12 and 13, when at least 
five changes will take place on the 
local boards — there was only one 
outstanding feature of the past 
we«k. That was a marked quietus 

Bordonl's arrival Sunday night In 
"The French Doll" was the talka- 
tive Item of the week with tho 
newspapers giving the French ac- 
tress an ovation In superlatives 
that hardly could have laeen sur- 
passed, even If the prei^s agent had 
written the reviews. On the last 
visit here Bordoni and Ashton 
Stevens found themselves In a 
heated letter writing argument for 
public consumption, ^ut in captur- 
ing the town this time Miss Bor- 
doni took along Stevens in the ava- 
lanche of success, and at this writ- 
ing the foreign beauty easily walks 
away with "the solid star hit" of 
the season. The Powers engage- 
ment was announce das limited for 
three weeks — helping in no small 
degree to make the playgoers hurry 
to attend. If the pace continues 
"The French Doll" will have three 
crackajack weeks. On top of her 
successful visit this time, Bordoni 
will give a concert Friday afternoon 
at the Powers. 

Zoe Akins' play "Greatness" en- 
countered some harsh sentences in 
the reviews. More extra newspaper 
advertising than the Olympic gen- 
erally uses has been adopted in 
striving to overcome the reviewers' 
deadly attacks,, but it is said there 
Is a full realization now by those 
who thought a campaign would ele- 
vate the business, with the result 
that the play will stick merely to 
fill time until "Shuffle Along" ar- 
rives at this house Nov. 13. 

For consecutive low receipts "The 
Charlatan" gained a prize all Its 
own for shows in town thus far this 
season. The blow was so terrific 
the company was disorganized, re- 
turning to New York Saturday. If 
"The Charlatan" had arrived with 
the original cast ahead of "The Cat 
and Canary," as intended last sum- 
mer, wiseacres claim the Klauber 
show would have fared better. Les- 
ter Bryant's one remaining chance 
to overcome a wretched start this 
season rests with Maria Konsnc- 
zofF's appearance in "Revue Russe," 
which opened Monday night at 
$6.50 a seat. 

In the usual swing around to the 
theatres the newshound didn't find 
any ^mrticular varying of trade 
oyer the previous week, except that 
in instances where the ticket brok- 
ers still had "outright buys" the 
percentage of loss for the specu- 
lators Increased. Trying to ad- 
vance "The Circle" into six weeks 
of an "outright buy" was too much 
for the brokers, and a heavy loss 
was incurred except for the show 
owners, who stuck hard and col- 
lected, making a profit for both 
house and show. The same situa- 
tion was charged up to "The Guilty 
One." where only a big loss was 
saved for both ends (house and 
show) by the terrific play on cut 
rates for the balcony trade. An 
avalanche of "outright buy" tick- 
ets plus the normal stock of specu- 
lative tickets has placed every 
broker In jeopardy, and with con- 
ditions running as they are it is 
hard to predict where the losses 
will be made up. 

An eagle eye is being held out 
for the arrival of "The Music Box." 
but It is thought that such a direct 
attacic wili i)o rnrnJe li.v ll««r **!>«•« u- 
lators for tickf^ts for this show that 
1n order to make up Io.hss suffered 
thus far the premiums asked will 
r.'iisf the prices to skj -high marks, 
rauMing disgust and luirting the at- 
trnciion like several in town have 
be en hur t in the last month, 
Chrdnl* hrs claim It \a golnj 

inter<'stiiig to wat'^h the <-limax of 
ilu;;^ ticket sr;»l|»ing situation in tha 
loot* this season. At no f)thfT time 
has lh<' situation for tlie welfare of 
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Friday, November 3, 1922 




Cincinnati, Nov. 1. 

The lef'S one says about It the 
better. You mlRht sum it up in a 
sentence: "The audience was a 
Klutton for punishment." 

It opened at the Grand opera 
house Sunday night, this play with 
the seductive name. Cincinnati wa.s 
interested in it and regarded the 
performance here as its premiere. 
The "Flapper" opened in Erie lai't 
week, where It feebly flapped. At 
a matinoe, it la reported, the gros.s 
waa $85, and something like |150 
one night. Cincinnati wished to 
see it, because the producer, 
Charles McDonald, is a local boy. 
McDonald got his start by selling 
peanuts and candy at the People's 
theatre in the old burlesque days 
and later went to New York. 

Without taking up too much of 
your time, Mllford Unger, business 
manager of the Grand, has every- 
one's sympathy. They did him 
wrong when they booked it. 

Three long and tiresome acts in 
the same setting. Amateuri.'^h ac- 
tors with an impossible melodrama, 
fumbling lines, trying to remember 
what to say next and at the Fame 
time wondering whether the "Flap- 
per" will have a long or short life 
and how to get train faro ba«k to 
New York. Once in a while there 
is a bright line, and then a suc- 
cession of bromides. But "Alan 
Pearl," the author, has one now 
twist — give him credit for some- 
thing! — the play is all about a mort- 
gage on a piece of land down on 
Long Island! 

A shell-shocked soldier, home 
from war, is given a |30-a-woek 
job, tending a gasoline station on 
Long Island. His demure little wife, 
"tired of It all," leaves him and 
opens a beauty parlor in ' Tew York. 
The husband faints when she leaves 
and is taken to a hospital by the 
wife, who conveniently returns. 
When he get.s out of the hospital he 
Velieves she has obtained the money 
from an unsuccessful suitor and 
has used It to star* the beauty den. 

The villain is eastern sales man- 
ager for an oil company. He makes 
the husband think wifle is "cheat- 
ing." After the funniest fist battle 
between the hero and the villain 
any audience ever laughed at, the 
husband goes off-stage and a shot 

and little enough on the dramatlza 

The plot, which runs like a .short 
story— and probably was— may yet 
serve as an excellent Wednesday 
n.ght Science testimonial. 

Frederick Warren (Frank Losee), 
a retired banker, is dying of an in- 
curable malady. His physicians are 
about to give him up and he is re- 
sign*'d to a speedy death when a 
lowly workman, the boss of a night 
shift street repair gang, enters bis 
home and life. From then on old 
Johiv W. Sickness hasn't a chance, 
for the workman, like St. Patrick 
himself, by his philo.sophy and the- 
ology, puts the snakes of bad health 
to rout. 

But here the plot thickens. It 
becomes necessary to recount that 
Warren has a mistress — a stenogra- 
plier who is a nurse as well — whom 
he has brought home under the same 
roof as his wife and children. Into 
this strained situation walks Tom 
(JrJBwald, the honest workman 
.-iforesaid, who proceeds to admin- 
ister science healing to the diseased 
mind of the banker. The pathologic, 
psychologic and theologic argument 
at times grows obtuse, bul scientific 
illiteracy wins out. The banker re- 
gains his health and vigor, returns 
to his wife, puts aside the girl, who 
turns out to be merely a platonic 

and marries the lady, and then only 

to go away. ^ . ^ »., 

She is HO very grateful for his 
deed that she refusea the demands 
of her father that she divorce the 
supposed father of Rer child, which 
had died some three months after 
its birth. The father has been con- 
stantly searching for the man, and 
at a big meeting where it is the 
proposed purpose of the four rich 
men to have a wheat king from 



John Golden presentation an<l production 
o( a romantic play In threo acts by Austin 
Ktrong. At the Booth. New York. 
Iloul'" Habert Druce 

Australia make a corner in wheat, | j^^ nkt.... ^i^^ iioiioway 

the man comes, impersonating this i xriette...*. Beatrice Noy** 

Australian, is recognized by the j Maalmllhan Gobi n -^"^^li^'E^',?! 

girl. He stays for dinner, the real Nana :-.:\\\\\\*:::BVrn?rd ' Thi^niSn 

Australian comes, expose 'o"ows. j j,j„„p •.* Helen Mmken 

the girl saves the man, and in the bfIumc » %i'''?"'^ *^°'^f"," 

inut Act mncR to him. and then the Blonde .* '*'*^S?mii-X. nJIit 

Pcre Chevlllon AMlllam Poat 

Herireant of Pollc« John Clemcnt« 

last act goes to him, and then the 
prolog comes back again, with him 
dying in her arms. Really, it would 
be worth while knowing if, aa ia 
supposed, this is an unfinished play 
of the author of "The Typhoon," just 
what he would have done with it. 
Somehow it ia believed a worth- 
while story could have been de- 

The cast gathered by Frank 
Smithson. the producer, worked like 
trojana, all deserving individual and 
collective praise. Mr. Smithson. the 
producer, also directed. 

The piece has been adequately 
mounted, but not elaborately so. 


Uncle Geor»ra Harry Foraman 

Aunt Valentine Isabel W«*»t 

Chico .George Gaul 

Lamplighter Lionel Joseph 


Montreal. Nov. 1. 
Pew plays have ever been written 
to show so many stages or phases of 
the human emotion aa Elmile Au- 


associate, the long-lost daughter of Kl^^'s "L'Aventuriere. ' 1 

Griswald and the prospective wife 8«'ect»"« » his as ^^eir opening per - 

of the son of the household all In Jo/P^f^.".';*- _?^*^iL..^'^fL**"?^'^>J!.^i 
one and at the same time. 

If yttu imagine this to be stretch- 
ing the arm of coincidence, you don't 
know the half of it. "For All of Us" 
is fuller of coincidence than a home- 
made bun of currants. Everything 
dovetails perfectly; there isn't a sin- 
gle di.Mcordant note or end left 
In sight at the finish. Thorc are 
lots of other details, such as the 
theft of the family jewels, the 
daughter's affair with a dashing de- 
tective, a rascally Ifutler, and the 
son's attachment for the heroine. 
But these are mere minor.s, and are 
swallowed up in the heat of the 

The play is somewhat better en- 
acted than the usual, several mem- 
bers of the cast standing out pre- 
eminently by their excellent work. 
Marie Goff docs valiantly as the im- 
possible heroine. The. part is trans- 
parent as glass and about as life- 
like,' but Mis.s Goff's intelligent ban 

Lambert, on their first American _ 

appearance, had ample opportunity ' haTthe~greatest~ affection for Chico. 

"Seventh Heaven" la the symbolic 
simile applied to the top atory of a 
Parisian slum tenement in which 
the last two acts of this three -act 
opua transpire: also the ethereal 
state of happiness which Diane, the 
girl of the slums, otiginally of 
gentler moulding, attains and almost 
loaea in company witli her ex-sewer 
denizen, now street cleaner, hus- 
band, Chico. 

Chico, for all his aubterranean as- 
sociations with the gutter derelicts, 
is honorably ambitious, his ambi- 
tions being apexed by an aspiration 
to wic'd the street flushing hose. 
This has been one of his three ma- 
ture ambitions as he confldes to 
Boul*. the taxi chauffeur, in the Paris 
street scene which ia the flrst act 
set. Next to hia taxi, which he 
fondly addresHcs as "Elolse," Boul' 



to display that extraordinary his 
trionic talent which has made the 
former rank with such actresses as 
Bernhardt and Rejane and the latter 
to rapidly gain the fame accorded 
Lucien QuUry and, before him, the 

who might even be a king, so majes- 
tic is that worthy's demeanor. So 
Chlco's confiding that he spent no 
less than 15 francs in church to the 
homage of "le bon Dieu" is received 
with considerate thought. Chlco's 
three ambitions were to have a 

The opening performance was, as ^ ^jf^ ^^ Yiave a job with the hose to 
expected, an unqualified 8ucces.s ^^^^ possible the wife, and to be 
and the applause range heavier and ^ich enough to be able to make a 
truer than mere reputation could 4^^^ ^f p^rig in a taxicab without 
ever have obtained for the artists. bothersome worry about expense. 

Cecil Sorel at once compelled that | g^^ ..j^ ^on Dieu" having failed 
f?aap of admiration which ia given to j^|^ ^fter setting him back at the 
so very few to command. Her very ^.^^^ ^^ ^^^ francs for each of the 

is heard. When the curtain rings | dling goes a long way. Frank Tjoaec 

up for the last act. by which time 
the crowd has stopped giggling, it 
learns that husband didn't shoot 
himself after all — the shot was fired 
by a cop chasing speeders. 

The cast consiata of Margaret 
Fe kirk, Francis Plerlot, Penrl 
Kvans Lewis, Walter Poulter. Sally 
K'oddart, Frederick McGulrk and 
Howard Merling. 

Had "The Painted Flapper" been 
a nicture or a melodrama or "com- 
edy-drama" (as the author calls 
1*> the poor thing might have stood 
a chance in a place where admis- 
H on is $1 top. But at the Grand, 
even at $1.50 (or $1 less than the 
retrular scale) it waa aadly handi- 

•The Painted Flapper" gets its 
name because that is what the hus- 
hand calls the wife. And (this 
mustn't be forgotten) she got her 
money from her uncle, who was 
"living ofT' the husband, but turned 
out to be a western millionaire, who 
<1 dnt shoot the villain, but "fired " 

As one of our best little theatre- 
goers remarked: 

" 'The Painted Flapper* looks like 
'The r Unted Flopper"!" 


carriage was enough to make the 
audience realize a most unusual ar- 
tiste waa appearing. 'Her interpre- 
tation of the adventuress, the Dona 
Clorinde of Augier's creation, be- 
came one of her greatest triumphs 
when she first played the part in the 
Comedie Francalse. Every detail 
studiously adopted, without seeming 
to be; gestures that speak, rmile 
and frown, conveying meanings 
which mere declamation of verse 
could never realize, however well 

The passions and emotions which 


Father MofTatt 

Mother < Margaret >Vycherly 

Step-daughter Florence Kldridg* 

Bon Dwlght Pry« 

Boy ...• Ashley Buck 

Little Girl Conatunco Lusby 

Mme. Pace Ida Kltshugh 


Manager • BIrnest Cosaart 

leading man Fred llousa 

Leading l^dy Eleanor WoodruR 

Juvenile Elliott Cabot 

Ingenue Kathleen Graham 

Character woman Muud Sinclair 

Third actor Jack Amory 

Fourth actor .William T. Hay* ^' 

Third actreas Leona Keeter " 

Fourth a<^rosa..... Blanche Gervaia -^ 

Fifth actresa.... Kathrlne Atkinaoa '7'- 

Stage manager Ruieell MurrisoQ v 

Property man John Saundcra ,-;" 

Brock Pemberton disclosed a 
novelty which is likely to take New 
York by its jaded nocj and Uad it 
about in circles. In "Six Charactera 
in Search of an Author," an adapta- 
tion frc.i th" Italian, Mr. Pember- 
ton deals with a quality and man- 
ner of theatricala attuned to hia 
temperamental flneaae, and he re- 
turna aa the presenter of the most 
artistic thing in Manhattan— this 
time, moreover, very probably aa 
the owner of a morey-miking show. 

Thla unusual thing IS a show. 
If you can imagine a fantastic 
thought carried out for two acts on 
a bare stage and for a third in a 
shabby second-hand vaudeville- 
looking exterior, that probably 
served six opening acts in search 
of the second ha'f, being a show — 
and all expounded in the language 
of Intellect rather than in the col- 
loquial lingo of popular amusement, 
you may vi.suallze one element of _, 
the novelty of this little gem at the 4 
Princess. " 

The story la a atory within a 
story — in truth, several stories that 
Involute without system or apparent 
effort at coherence. It is artistically 
Illogical; it flouts all precep^ of 
dramatic rules — that I.t its theme — 
and yet it clutches con«.inuously 
through volumes of words not hoard 
In such profusion since the last 1 
Shakespearean revival. There is a | 
poignant sorrow under it all always, | 
and a realizativ ^ ■ front that one } 

plays the decrepit banker, spending 
most of the action in a wheel-«'hair. 
He gives a striking portrayal of the 
retiring captain of finance and won 
for him.self well -deserved praise. 
Gwyn Davis does an impossibly 
silly flapper. As for Hodge, with 
the exception of the dialect, he is 
the same Hodge. Everything in the 
play is subordinate to the character 
of Griswald. 

As a play, "For All of Us" is Mary f S^i^s could any .,....».....«,, ~. .-- . to corroborate 

Rik*»r Vrtdv dnno intft a*»t«i Thitia tlgue be noticed after four acts. y>*''^'^°^,.'^o ^ V»w ^v,. * 

LJaKer fMoy clone into acts, mat is So^Pl•^ toilpttpa wpfa Rmazlnff 'cs to live there with Chico for a 

its one interest and appeal, and on , "*"*• »orei s toilettes were anraazing latter's chiv- 

that it Will stand or fall. It may be aj^ Hpec n.en« of th , ,^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^ , day or two^to^aUbl^ he laUer a chiv^ 

a corker in «oston. Unfortunately, ^^^^ ^^Ue g^a^e whTih thr^ar^ i" "^*^^, '"fl" 

manda of the Interpreter. ©sty, "I am a very remarkable fel 

three candles, Chico naively boasts 
that he is an atheist. 

Hia atheism is dealt a number of 
discordant jars when unexpectedly 
ho finds himself possessor of all 

three of his desires. -The Pere is seeing himself in a mirror, naked; 
Chevillon, padre of the slum cathe- | then comes the second realization 
dral, makes possible the hose job. j that others ace looking, too, from 
Chico firids a mate in Diane, the | behind, 
mistreated sister of an absinthe ad- 
dict, and with the twain comes hia 
more or less worldly affluence. 
Chico'a inheritance of a spouse is a 
direct result of his insistence that 

are wit^iin the scope of her part , he a 'alwaye made to do things 1 
could not have been more faithfully 1 don't want to.* To get Diane ouC 
or more artistically portrayed. The 9^ complications with the gendarmj€ 
role la very heavy and must needs he announces her as his wife. He 
be tiring, but not by the faintest of Kive« his address and the prefect of 
signs could any semblance of fa- the police promises to call on the 

Diane of- 

dramatic success Is and must be 
measured in terms of wider and 
other appeal. If Mr. Hodge's play 
succeeds It must do so despite the 
burden of its theme. Perhaps the 
most that should be said of it is that 
it is a rather commendable and in- 
teresting try to preach a sermon in 
dramatic form. Burton. 


Buffalo, Nov. 1. 

"For All of Us," William Hodge's 

latest opus by, with and for himself, 

which exhibited in Buffalo last week 

after a preliminary fortnight in the 

Pennsylvania underbrush, marks 

another long stride toward e.stab- ^,, ,, .. _ „ ,., . __ 

ii.».i^» !«<. »..*K^. -.«,i „».*_ «<. Mmon Vetter Jam^s U. Waters 

lishlng its author and star as oorK«» (Dr. Gibb«) wiiiiam i-*-nnox 

Mons. Albert Lambert proved a 
worthy partner. He can be classed 
with the few whose names will un- 
doubtedly remain after many are 
gone and forgotten. Lambert played 
Fabrlce, the wayward son who re- 
turnif to the home, shed of illu.siona 
and who unmasks the crafty adven- 
turess with tragic results to hia 
own happiness of heart. His reci- 

tation of Augier's verse, written , eleven. 


« Washington, Nov. 1. 
In the Prologue 

Oresrory WelH Cyril .Scott 

I^dy Kthet Stuart Ottola Neamlth 

I»rJ Sidney Reeves Noel Leslie 

Charactera in the Play 

Doctor Gilbert Ben H. Roberta 

Ethel Stuart Ottola Nesmith 

Aunt Martha ^..IJUlan I)n>nnard 

Sidney Keeves Noel Leslie 

(;reKory Well* Cyril Scott oe I'crauoy and WHO Will oe remem- 

Jud>;n Jerome Oeorre Hircourt I bered as Verdelet In "Mademoiselle 

John Stuart Pranklyn Daww>n 

iViwiiim J. Strarhan Young 

Doyle Hal Krlggn 

Maurir** Mome ......Frederick Kan- 
Don Luiz B.<<tabun Leo Franko 

low," proves that by taking up 
quarters elsewhere and only calling 
daily for his meals. 

For three days Chlco's garret has 

been Diane's heaven, a paradise 

that is even transcended by hia un- 

i willing recognition gf the inner urge 

I that prompted hia protection. In 

short Chico admits his love. They 

[ are to be married that morning at 

while the author was but a very 
young man. but nevertheless among 
the tnoat admired in French litera- 
ture, was admirable. 

Much credit for filling a moat dilTl- 
cult part must go to Fernand Char- 
pin, one of the company who re- 
cently played here with Maurice 
de Feraudy and who will be remem 

America'a foremost naaal-speaking 

The play Is an advance In certain 
other respects, also. Mr. Hodge's art 
appears to be progressing this sea- 
son. Whereas in daya of yore he 
was wont to wander for whole acts 
from curtain to curtain with unsee- 
ing optics, he now indulges hlm.<»elf 
in the luxury of shut-eye declama- 
tion only in his moments of greatest 
emotional expreR.siveness. Then, too. 
thl.H season, in addition to his native 
and apparently natural nasal drawl, 
Hodge's latest character role afford.s 
him an opportunity to employ a 
Homewhat uncertain dialect. The 
result, while It Is unnuestionably no 
mean physical achievement, l.«? 
doubly confusing to the untrained 
and hence unsu.'^pecting auditor. 

Somebody should really speak to 
Hodge about the dangers of pl.jy.s 
with message.^. They are pitfall.M in 
the theatrical wilderness Into which 
far greater actor.'* have gone down 
to thankless r«'turiis. Singularly 
enough, It Iia.s been Ho<lge'H lot to 
have come throuprh the last decade 
voicing some me.v.vage to the weary - 
— waiting worl<l via lh«* drama. Harry 
JiCon Wilson started the rni.schief 
With "The Man from Home. " Hodgo 
la continuing the work in "Fo«i All 
of 1^8," which at blush at)i)ear.s 
to be a dramatized Christian Science 
©r New Thought sermonette — with 
ftiost of the enij)ha.sis on the .sermon 

Anderiion William Walcott 

Seldom has been the doom of a 
play so thoroughly written after a 
first showing as that of "The Man 
on the Balcony," which opened Sun- 
day night at the Garrick. There . 

seems to be a ba.sic idea somewhere , await them from students of the 
that has pos.«»i bill t lea of develop- French drama In Its ever-varying 
ment, but as presented it was a plti- phases. And no knowledgp of the 

' French language la necessary, for 

de la Selgllere" and the chef in 
"L'Avare." The part of the drunken 
Don Annibal, Dona Clorinde's 
brother, found a fully competent 

The minor roles, filled by Rachel 
Berendt as Celle, Charles Gerval as 
Horace and Jacques d'Apolgny as 
Dario, were very satisfactory. 

When Mile. Sorel and Monsieur 
Lambert arrive in New York it Is 
predicted that a warm welcome will 

ful attempt at playwriting. 

Emll Nyitray and Herbert Hall 
Wlnslow are accredited with the 
.authorship. It would seem that an 
idea of the Inte Mr. Nyitray has been 
taken, po.ssihly an 'unflnl.shed manu- 
.scrlpt, a»Kl from this the present 
play. If It can he called such, was 
got together. 

(Joing back some 200 years there 
is a robber gentleman who re.scues 
a l.'Kly in distrcfs. told In a jirolog, 
only to be killed by the m;«n who 
wronged her. After three aj-t.s of 
most everything, the same .•situation 
i.s presented, with the man ;ind 
woman in the snme co.stume.s in this 
instance «]res.«!ed for the charity ball. 

The man. as did hi.s ancestor, .stole 
from the rich to aid the poor, and 
<Mir modern hero, eonting (hr<»UKh 
the ladies' bedroom window, enters 
just in time to hear the man, who 
ha.s betrayed her with a fake mar- 
riage, refuse tr) marry her to give 
her expected child a name. , The<'lot hes hamlit very gr;iei(nisly 
sendH for the judge, a friend of his. 

the acting of these distinguished 
visitors is such that, to those unac- 
quainted with "la belle langue fran- 
calse," the story Is told In gesture, 
expression and movement. 



Kansas City, Nov. 1. 

By an order regarding baldhoaded 
men, W. C. Stevens, manager of the 
Auditorium theatre of Smith Center. 
Kan , has started something which 
promises to <^velop Into a real town 
row. The m.anager declares he will 
not allow any bald and shiny pates 
in the without a coverinpr, and 
(hen not eloner than SO fe<»t fi<.rn 
the stage. 

City officials control the Auditori- 
um. The affair has received con- 
siderable notoriety In the state 
press and will be thrashed out at 
the next meeting of the council. 

An hour lacking of their marriage 
hour, war la declared and Chico 
and Diane, still doubting "le bon 
Dieu," exchange the religious 
medals the padre has given them 
and declare themaejvea wedded in 
the eyea of God — if there la auch 
one, they add. Diane fetchea Chico'a 
knapsack and they part. 

The last act, four years later, 
finds Diane sustained by the thought 
Chico will still return to her, that 
he ia still alive, and that each 
morning at eleven when she feels 
him near her in spirit brings him 
one day closer home. The dashing 
Col. Brissac, an ardent suitor, who 
discloses some of Chico'a mementoa 
in support of hia contention the 
warrior-lover la lost, has almost 
won his court when Chico. a run- 
away from the hospital, enters for 
the curtain, blinded but .seeing the 
more the bignf'sa of hia affection. 

Here is romanticism plus; in fact 
more poignant Mn Its sweet sadness 
because of the mundane manikins 
and lowly .atmosphere. The more 
striking Is the contrast therefore. 
And if playgoers still patronize ro- 
mantic phantasies this production 
should make a strong bid for pop- 
ular favor. 

The characters are naturally 
dominated by Helen Menken and 
George Gaul as Diane and Chico. 
Miss Menken to three corking 
dramatic curtains in each act. Mr. 
(Jaul is ingratiatingly da.shing in 
cotton shirt and unkempt hair, 
reading his line.s with courtly 
demeanor which, if not strictly con- 
sKstenl and character-faithful. Is 
ini) tress ing nonetholes.s. 

riH- H»»|»|»f>rt could not br im- 
r>rove<l mueh, if any. Htibert Drtice, 
Beatrice Noye.s, Frank Morgan, 
William Post and Marion Kerhy 
stood out, the latter particularly in 
her character part. Mr. Morgan, too. 
made a smart, sympathetic heavy. 

.1 bcl. 

Luigi Pirandello, Italy's pro- 
claimed dramatic genius, is the 
author. The English translation is 
by Edward Storer, and a profoundly 
fini. one It Is. Pirandello, of course, 
waa not afraid to write in the didac- 
tic phraseolorry of hia philosophical 
endowments: but the laudable 
American comment must go to 
Storer, who waa not afraid to* 
tranacribe it in that aplrit, and to 
Pemberton, who dared to have It 
apokcn to those bugaboos — the tired 
bualneaa man and ^he young fellow 
and his girl and the family that 
aavea up to go to one ahow a month 
and the out-of-town buyer — aa it 
waa written. 

Here Is what happena: 
The manager of a company la 
starting the rehearsal of a common- 
place drama — the -ort falaely 
pitched by a specioua author and 
portrayed by affected actora and 
directed by a box office impreaario, 
with all the counterfeit "values'* 
atudiously brought out and all the 
reality laboriously suppressed in 
worship of the theory that the pub- 
lic will not accept and the theatre 
cannot prosperously propound th« 
naked truthr-»the grim facta of ex- 
istence, life' as it ia I'ved, and not 
aa it Sa played. 

Into thla enter aix "characters." 
They break up the rehearsal and 
tell that an author created them. 
He made them, and they are eternal, 
immutable. The play was too real, 
and no manager would produce it; 
so here they are, dobmed to wander 
in the_ purgatory of an unfinished 
script," u. heard. They start their 
story — their inter-relations, such aa 
no author could have produced to- 

There Is a fiery, poetic, passionate 
man who has left his wife twenty 
years before, yielding her to an 
amiable blockhead who understood 
and loved her and to whom she 
fiowed as two waters meet, because 
she, too, was Just a big-eyed cow, ' 
endowed with all the mother love 
and animal affection of one. By 
this lover three Illegitimate children 
(plainly referred to as bastards by 
the young illegitimate daughter) 
are born. A son was born in law- 
ful wedlock within the two years 
that the man lived with his wife. 

The son is sent off to school, and 
the father, relieved of all family 
cares, becomes a boulevardler. In 
a smart little as.signation establish- 
ment he meets a girl, the daughter 
of a js»e.amstresa who sews for 
"madame," who operates a dr' ss- 
making place to camouflage her real 
business. The mother enters to f-ea 
her own husband, who has just 
violated her own daughter, hi.s .son's 
half si.ster. 

There is no rcrrimlnntion hfvond - 
one ejaculation. The mother kocs 
to the husland's house to live be- 
cause her lover has died and she Is 
in poverty. The girl, who has been 
dei)au(hed prior to that time, and is 
a mad little thing, burning witl» the 
griefs of her own poverty, her 

Friday, November S, 1922 




mother's Borrows and the shameful 
status of herself and her little 
brother and sister, is further In- 
furiated in the home of the man 
who a')andoned her mother and paid 
her as a harlot by the attitude of 
the legitimate son, who, she 
imagines, Haunts his legitimacy 
over her and her brother and sister. 

The mother goes to remonstrate 
with her first-born. She has left 
the children in the garden. The 
wayward daughter runs away, the 
little gin is drowned in the fountain, 
the younger son shoots himself. 

That is as far as the author has 
gone with his play, and there the 
commercial managers have left him 
high and dry. Now the characters 
weep for a finish and for a chance 
to tell the world of what has gone 

The action shows the manager of 
the other play growing Interested 
in the thing as a novelty and cast- 
ing it from his company. Then be- 
gins the conflict between the "char- 
acters," who are already real and 
cannot be unmade, and the "actors" 
who attempt to portray them. The 
characters shriek aloud against the 
falsitieaof the impersonations. Thoy 
protest against the "illusions" and 
the stagecraft. They crave reality, 
for they feel reality and they can- 
not change their minds or tho aiuia- 
tlons. for they are not flexible like 
humans and are not subject to 
whims of humor or circumstance. 

It finishes by tho commercial 
manager throwing them all ovt. 
shouting thai reality is impractical 
in tho theatre, and restoring tho 
rehearsals of his original play, 
which turns out to be by the same 
author, who has seen the light and 
succumbed to the rules of the game. 

The little play is gripping, thrill- 
ing and a tremendous document 
that has satiric uhilosophy, literary 
beauty. Indescribable changes of 
sentiment and emotion and a con- 
centrating, absorbing Interest that 
Is never less than fascinating and 
5s sometimes astounding. 

The acting is super-excellent. 
Florence Eldridge as the Illegitimate 
little firebrand scores one of the 
pronounced personal dramatic tri- 
umphs of the season. This is the 
young woman who created the In- 
genue lead role in "The Cat and the 
Canary," and who created the 
American lead In "East of Suez" 
out of town before Florence Reed 
assumed it. She is a flaming, 
charming, penetrating youngster 
with a million stage assets and not 
a drawback In sight. 

Margaret Wycherly as the mother, 
a role broken in its bovine dumb- 
ness only by occasional little spurts 
of almost Inaudible agony, was ad- 
mirably true 1 to what must have 
been Pirandello's fconceptlon. Ernest 
Cossart as the manager was droll 
and forceful and mighty human. 
Moffat Johnston was eloquent and 
revealed tremendous power and 
fluctuation as the verbose father- 
husband-rake. And Dwlght Prye, 
the splendid juvenile who scored so 
heavenly for Pemberton In his last 
play, was a dynamo of repression 
through most of the drama and a 
volcano of explosive force when the 
finale was given to him and he 
burst forth at last. 

This should live long. It has that 
, rare combination of literary worth 
[•and general appeal. It Is a credit to 
! every one who sees It as well as 
every one who had a hand in 
realizing It. Surely every one con- 
nected with any branch of the thea- 
>tre should not think of missing it. 
[;. . Lait. 


I Allegorical play In three acts, a prelude 
and an epilog. Written by Josef nnd Karel 
Ca|>ek and adapted by Owen Davi8. Origi- 
nally produced at the National theatre of 
Czecho-Slovakia at I'rague. American 
scenic production by Lee Slrnonson. Produc- 
tion directed by John Cromwell. Presented 
by William A. Brady at the Jolson, Oct. 31. 


The VaRTant Robert Edeson 

The Professor N. St. Clair Hales. 

Act One — The Butterflies 

Apatura Iris Beatrice M.iude 

Apatura Clythla Lola Adler 

Felix Kenneth MacKonna 

Victor Rexford Kendrick 

Otakar Etienne tJirardot 

Young Butterflle.i Josinc Carr. Elisibeth 

-' Jack, Selene Jackson, Martha Hatch 

Act Two— The Marauders 

Chn'«all.<« Mary Blair 

Male Beetle Scott Cooper 

Female Beetle Jane Corcoran 

Another Male Beetle Paul Irving 

Ichneumon Fly , Edgar Norton 

Its Larva Grace Dougherty 

Female Cricket Jill MIddleton 

Male Cricket Vinton Freedley 

Parasite J. Jasper IJeeter 

Band of Pillagers. .. .William Evans. Frank 

Pt'rry, Alvin Thomas 

Act Three— The Ants 

RUnd Ant Paul Irving 

P'<'tator John Ward 

Head of r;eneral Staff, ...N. St. Clair Hales 

Commander-ln-Chlcf of Yellow Ants 

Kenneth .MacKonna 

Invontor Jame.f Ditley 

Quartermaster Orrin T. Burke 

Jouniallst Robert T.awler 

War Worker May Hopkins 

Bond .Salesman Harold MrOee 

Telegrapher.., James Kinney 

Mesconger. Sel.lon Bennett 

boldlcra of the AiJt Realm .. .Howard .lorus, 

Paul Westley, WiUlam Prince. George 
' « PJneit. Evan Parry, Hcrhr^rt L'. rimer 
Ant Workmen. Holiliers, Clerks. Mes.xen>,''r."«. 

Wounde.l. Army of the Black. Army ot 

the Vol i)w by miny otln>rs 

Epilogue — Life and Death 

«otli«i Alice BovMT. H.len \ivi,m. He- 

i''"ka Adainuw.Hka. I.aura Panne. FiMt)- 

ciiie Dow.i, Alirf Ayne.sw.irth. K.sfello 
''ray. Miriam lludnon. MIMre-i H.Mirv 
nr.ailfl...\viiii;im Mc Dermott, Ja-;.<>r Defter 
i; "'".Icut tor llenrv M,>rtim.T 

"2 JV,'"'^" .'^uvan .>^ le 

•^ "■•];>■ Ann Munm 

I^ate in tho play The Vugrant. tho 

ony human 1)oiiig in Mr. Uradv'.s 

iMKoct Comiujy," us it was oriKinal- 

'y oallod, lu a lloun.loi ing 

audience this IDuminatinc line: 

"What is this fearful lack of mean- 
ing? What does It mean to live?" 
Therein are the length, J>readm and 
thickness of the scenario. It does 
appear rather futile to use up a 
whole evening propounding the 
question, "What's It all about^" and 
leaving It hanging just there, even 
if the propounding is done in the 
surpassingly splendid medium of a 
gorgeous stage presentation. 

The Capeks (one of them wrote 
"R. U. R.") have much power in 
bizarre expression, a flair for grim 
and meaningful symbolism and a 
high sense of dramatic power. The- 
atrically the odd play has .great 
appeal. in a pictorial way. Its sec- 
ond act is a fine, grim arraignment 
of industrial civilization (with spe- 
cial and particular application to 
the German philosophy that ^ 
blamed for bringing on the war — at 
least on the side of t^he entente), but 
in its purposes and aims it Is sour 
pe.ssimism without an illuminating 
gleam. Summed up, the argument 
would be about this: "The wor;d is 
rotten, all life is a selflsh struggle 
for existence, but it is good to be 
personally alive while It lasts." 

Human life is translated through 
the medium of insect creatures aa 
they appear before a drunken peas- 
ant as he lies dreaming. Butterfly 
life is a mean and bitter sex strug- 
gle into which is to be read an alle- 
gory of decadent society. Modern 
middle-class life among the humans 
— say, the prosperous commercial 
grouii — is paralleled by the preda- 
tory insect called the ichneumon fly, 
which fattens by the cruel murder 
of weaker creatures like the tuneful 
crickets. The crickets themselves 
prosper only in the ratio of the de- 
struction of their kind. When the 
birds kill and eat one set of crickets 
others move joyously Into the de- 
parted one's nest to breed and enjoy 
content, congratulating themselves 
on a stroke of luck. 

The beetles hoard up treasure with 
toil and pinching, only to lose the 
silly hoard to thieving other beetles. 
The only creature that appears to 
prosper Is the parasite — the cutle, 
no less. Could gloomy pessimism 
go further? 

The third act devotes itself to a 
really powerful condemnation of the 
modern industrial system, a crush- 
ing picture of political and commer- 
cial hypocrisy and buncombe, with 
trimmings of Bolshevism and So- 
cialism and a dash of altruism, the 
altruism being a plea for a universal 
brotherhood alliancfe against war 
and death. This complex meaning Is 
conveyed in the ant community, a 
strangely gripping bit of staging. 
The stage Is In a sort of blue gloom 
with a forge fire faintly illuminating 
a stone platform backed by serried 
ranks of t^ll chimneys. Down cen- 
ter sits a sinister figure, blind and 
motionless, like the grim ruler of a 
galley crew, counting "one, two, 
three, four" for the toiling slaves, 
hopelepg gray oafs that grind In end- 
less labor. 

A brisk captain of industry ex- 
plains a new system of efl[lclency. 
Instead of "one, two, three, four" the 
time-beat shall be "one, two, four." 
"Speed is production. Production is 
progress. Progress is good for the 
whole. The interests must prosper. 
The interests protect and save the 
whole. Speed conquers time. Noth- 
ing is greater than time. We must 
protect the whole. We seek world 
dominion to protect the whole. We 
make war to insure peace for the 
good of the whole" — and so forth, 
around tho circle, while the slaves 
toil on to the count of "one, two, 

Presently a fine military figure ap- 
pears on an eminence, to call the 
toilers to war, for "the yellow ants 
have attacked, seeking to outwit our 
pacific preparations." Still the 
count "one, two, four" ticks out as 
the slaves fall into armed ranks and 
listen to the patriotic bunk of the 
military leader. They go into bat- 
»tle to be mowed down by the regi- 
ment "according to plan," as the 
pompous leader says. Torn and 
mangled figures tumble about in a 
nightmare of confusion. It appears 
the Black Ants have won a victory, 
whereupon the general declares 
himself emperor and there is re- 
joicing over the bodies of the vic- 

Then the tide turns and the pomp- 
ous general is murdered, presum.ably 
by a socialist. This act, tjie third, 
was tho high point of the play, a 
terrific bit of spectacular and dra- 
matic staging. It has grip and 
thrill as an action picture, and a 
painful sting for its stark meaning; 
of war horror stripped of its pac;- 
eantry and reduced to its element.^ 
in cruelty. This act is tremendous 
in its force of imagery, a dramatic 
argument that stands out with in- 
linito significance, redoubled in 
power by the weird allegory. 

The third act is obscure in- mean- 
ing. At intervals during all that 
has gone before a gho^5tly voice 
brraks in with a wailing cry. Some- 
thing, somcwluMO. is struggling for 
birth. It comes from a shape swath- 
r-il in <lrapories, having .some rc- 
ficniblanro to a rhryj^alis. wliich 
j)rcsontly opens for the reloase of a 
moth. ^Hrr mt>th joinj* a i?r<Htt> ♦^ 
ollur winm>d whitf things for a wild 
danco duriiig wiiirh tluy fall dead, 
one by one. while the tlninkon peas- 
ant meditates al«>ud on the ni.\stery 
nf life. Tiic niy.stery of death soon 
l>resent.s itself, when the jiC'isant 
liinii^elf expires in a strugcile willi 
the phantom, wiiile two snails look 
on and cliat comfortably about the 
scarcity of cal)bages and the absurd- 

ity of the human, who struggles 
with death itself. 

The finale shows the peasant ly- 
ing dead. A young wood chopper 
finds the body and stands looking 
down upon it as a young mother 
comes by, carrying her baby to its 
christening. No word of compas- 
sion from anybody. "Well, every- 
body has to die," says the young 
mother. "B»t It's good to be alive. 
I wonder if it's ill luck to pass a 
dead man on the way to a christen- 

Always there is the ugly strain of 
the complacency of tho living over 
the passing of the dead. Always the 
living benefit by the destruction of 
their kind and joy in it. It's a di- 
spiriting philosophy. The whole 
thing is materialism worked out to 
its ultimate conclusion on what the 
author understands to be modern 
scientific principle. 

The production Is lavish > and 
splendid beyond the telling. There 
is no definite scenery. Oddly colored 
drapes are used for the most part 
of coloring nnd pattern resembling 
bold batik design, always of sombre 
tones of blues, misted greens and 
subdued browns. Each scene fades 
away with the lowering of trans- 
parencies and the dropping of a 
shining curtain of siUer cloth sep- 
arates the acts. The stage pictures 
are absolutely stunning, and the 
costuming brilliant at times and at 
times dull to the point of drabness, 
but at all times arresting in effect. 

What c^n be said of the acting? 
There is nothing by which one can 
gauge the playing. The whole thing 
is out of all experience of the the- 
atre. Robert Edeson. practically the 
only human on the stage (the 
dreamer constantly enters Into the 
dialog), gave an Impressive reading 
to his sonorous lines. Edgar Norton 
na the predatory insect achieved a 
fine effect, and Vinton Freedley ad 
the cricket husband was a graceful 
and handsome juvenile. There are 
54 speaking parts listed In the pro- 
gram, and the players just flitter by. 

Xhe enterprise Is a straight away 
gamble. The play Is a bewildering 
puzzle and its meaning is generally 
exasperatlngly obscure. Neverthe- 
les»s it stands a first rate chance of 
willing attention by Its very obscur- 
ity. One of the things that made 
"Liliom" was the fact that every- 
body had a different interpretation 
of its intent. There is unlimited 
scope for discussion here. Probably 
the less the public understands of 
the play the more It will be lured to 
Inquire, and never was a play that 
didn't prosper by active misinterpre- 
tation. There Is a lively possibility, 
too, that It will arouse resentment, 
for it does utter violence to many 
ideals of sentiment. If the discus- 
sion gets angry enough, the play 
certainly will prosper. Ru4h, 


V' .' ' 


Mistress Prudence Stokes. .Grace Hamilton 

.Vat Podmore Walter J. Pre»ton 

Pepita Zella Russell 

Hiram Baxter Harry McKee 

Deacon Stokes Harry Kelly 

Hopkins Larry Wood 

Polly Baxter Eleanor Gritflth 

Richard Stokes J. Harold Murray 

Timothy Gooktn Harry K. Morton 

Keiiah Hathaway Marie Petteji 

Priscilla Alden Oigo Steck 

Squire Hathaway Tom Williams 

Roger Hathaway George MacFarlane 

The Mayor Ben Maron 

(Continued from page 1) ' 

mas holidays will be the next Im- 
portant switch date. 

A drop in business early this 
week was reported all around. The 
nearing of election may figure, al- 
though there Is a difference of opin- 
ion whether election really does 
count in Broadway. Business gen- 
erally is no better than last season 
at this time and the reason is a 
matter of varied surmise now as 
then. The quality of the shows 
which do not flourish and general 
conditions are the most common 
reasons ascribed. It may be co- 
incidence that the depression in the 
stock market parallels the present 
off-pace on Broadway. Some show- 
men believe Wall Street fluctua- 
tions are an Important factor at all 

The new "Music Box Revue" Is 
the new big money draw In the 
field. Its first week at $5 top and 
aided by an $11 premiere beat 
$32,000. Normally the house ca- 
pacity Is around $29,000 weekly, 
which gives It second in business 
rating to Ziegfeld's "Follies." The 
Music Box went to standing room 
Monday and Tuesday and though 
there were a few returns from the 
agencies, the box office call for the 
show is stronger than last season. 
Plans are that the $5 scale will at- 
tain for 16 weeks, with a $4 top 

The "Follies" Is holding to its re- 
markable business, so Is the 
"Greenwich Village Follies" and 
"Chauve-Sourls." The other high 
scaled musicals are off. "The Pass- 
ing Show" is not expected to re- 
main through December, nor Is 
"Orange Blossoms." '^Scandals" 
will complete its run at the Globe 
after another week. It looks cer- 
tain the leaders of the moderately 
priced musicals will outlast all but 
the three musical leaders. 

Among the new non-muslcal at- 
tractions "The Last Warning" Is 
given a strong chance at the Klaw. 
It developed a good call in the 
agencies Immediately after the 
premiere. "The Fool" looks prom- 
ising at the Times Square, showing 
strength at the box office, and indi- 
cations'* this week were that the 
brokers would take It as a buy. "To 
Love" Is^ doing good business for a 
play of Its kind, Grace George's per- 
sonal draw counting at the Bijou. 

This week's new ones were "Sev- 
enth Heaven" at the Booth, which 
won very enthusiastic but not uni- 
form notices, and that goes for "Six 
Characters in Search of an Author" 
at the Princess. The latter play was 
anno'unced for four weeks only. W. 
A. Brady's "The World We Live In," 
first called "The Insect Comedy," is 
an elaborate production disclosed at 
Jolson's 59th Street. It will doubt- 

"The Springtime of Youth," a 
musical play in three acts, adapted 
from a foreign work, was presented 
at the Broadhurst theatre on Thurs- 
day of last week by the Shuberts, 
with credit for the production going 
to J. J. Shubert. J. J. must have 
believed that in "Sprlngtlm© of 
Youth" he had another "Maytime," 
but this seems to be rather in 
doubt. "Springtime of Youth," while 
stronger in comedy than "Maytime," 
has not the simple and sweet story, 
nor does the score hold anything 
like the tuneful melodies with popu- 
lar appeal of the former production. 

The original book was by Bern- 
hauser and Schanzer, with Harry B. 
Smith and Cyrus Wood supplying 
tho American lyrics. The score is 
by Wuller Kollo and Slgmund Rom- 
berg, and it isn't dlfllcult to figure 
which was written by which. J. C. 
Huffman and John Harwood staged 
the production, while Allan K. pos- 
ter provided the dances, the latter 
doing very well. 

"Springtime of Youth," like "May- 
time," Is a musical period play, with 
the scene laid in Portsmouth, N. H.. 
in 1812. The story is simple enough 
and replete with real comedy op- 
portunities. There are two fam-v 
Hies in the town at loggerheads, and 
both are interested in shipping. The 
head of one family has purchased 
the notes that the other\ ha.^^ out- 
standing, and is about to close in 
when word comes that the wealthy 
relative of the debtor has been Inst 
at sea. Then a mad scramble of the 
relatives to declare themselves in 
on the division of the estate begins. 

Through all of this the little ward 
of the sujiposed dead man refuses to 
believe he has perished. She has 
been living on his bounty for year.s, 
and it was he that had .sent her to 
the United States from Brazil to 
h.'ive her .siglit restored. Through 
li.ivirvK bf'f'ti l>;iii,l in all her youlli 
siie never .s< en Iht giiar<llan, .''o 
when he shows up and r)rocIaim.s 
IiiinHelf there is no one to recognize 

He is In love with the girl and 
sho with him from a .sense of duty 
.and obligation, but tiie arrival of a 
young naval olllccr awakens a real 
love and the guardian, recognizing 

the call of youth to youth, retires 
from the field. 

Two of the three acts are exterior 
scenes in the little New England 
coast town; the second act la an In- 
terior set, all three being very well, 
though simply, done. There are 19 
musical numbers In the piece, all 
tuneful, with the Romberg number, 
"Somewhere In Love's Garden," 
destined to head the list. An "In 
Brazil" number shortly after the 
opening of the second act seems en- 
tirely out of keeping with the spirit 
of the piece. Otherwise the score 
i» really pretty and Bur« to be 

Olga Steck and Georg^ MacFar- 
lane head the cast, and both prove 
(tl.sappoIntments. MacFarlane on 
the opening night was decidedly off 
as to voice, and Miss Steck failed 
to impress either vocally or with 
persooiality. The real hit of the 
performance goes to Harry Z. Mor- 
ton, who handled the principal com- 
edy role. With Zella Hussell In the 
second act he stopped the show 
completely. Morton was funny in 
everything that he did, and his was 
thp evening's real triumph. 

J. Harold Murray, juvenile lead, 
gave a worth-while performance. 
Vocally he shone as the outstanding 
artist of the company. Eleanor 
Griffith, who has the secondary role 
among the women, while not par- 
ticularly strong on voice, prt>ved 
herself a favorite. She has a win- 
some personality and a winning 
smile and manner. In the "Just 
Lil<e a Doll" number with Walter J. 
I'reston she scored heavily. 

Harry Kelly, with all the Kelly 
mannerisms, has a part that fits 
him to perfection, and his slow 
method of worI:ing as against the 
more speedy comedy of Morton 
made a happy contrast. 

There are 16 giris in the chorus 
without any particularly dilllculL 
• l.ini-iMg (»r vocal numbers nlloite(l 
ll.e.Ti. but they manage to fill the 
pieture nicely. The eight boys in 
tho show are a corking vocal reserve 
line for the music. 

While "Si)rlngtlme of Youth" can- 
not be expected to reaeh the popu- 
larity tiiat was the lot of 'M.iytini<'." 
it will undoubtedly remain for a 
l(?ngthy engagement. rred. 

less start a discussion, for the first- • 
nlghters were not sure of the in- i 
tent of tho foreign authors. 

This week will be the last for 
"The Faithful Heart," which will be 
succeeded at the Maxlne Elliott by 
"Rain"; "Swlfty" stops at the Play 
house, with Brady's "Up She Goes,* 
the musical version of "Too Many 
Cooks," succeeding next week. The 
"49's" will take to the Punch and 
Judy also next week. The house be- 
came dark again last Saturday after , 
offering "Persons Unknown" four 

Attractions having one more week 
to go are "Captain Applejack," 
which will be followed at the Cort 
Nov. IS by "Merton of the Movies"; 
"Kempy" at the Belmont, with "A 
Clean Town" due to succeed; "It's 
a Boy" leaving the Sam Harris, 
which will receive "Hamlet"; "Scan- 
dals" leaves the Globe, which may 
get "Molly Darling," now at the 
Liberty (the booking would be a 
stop gap, as "The Bunch and Judy" 
is slated for Nov. 20, but may stay ' 
out of town a few weeks), "Little 
Nellie Kelly" coming into the Lib- 
erty; "The Monster" going on tour 
from the 39th Street, which will 
offer the newly-arrived Comedy 
Francais company; "Malvaloca" 
stopping at the 48th- Street, with 
"Hospitality" succeeding; "Queen of 
Hearts" stopping at the Cohan and 
succeeded by "The Love Child"; 
"The Bootleggers" Is announced as 
coming, and will probably take the 
Baynes, now dark. 

Business in the "subway" houseg < 
was bigger last week than since the 
season's start, the strength of the 
offerings explaining the Jump. "Tip 
Top" got nekrly f 18,iM)0 at the Ma- 
jestic, Brooklyn, but in spite of the 
big gross the house was not pleased. 
Prices were raised for the engage- 
ment and patrons complained. "Tan- 
gerine" at the Broad Street, New- 
ark, was npt far from $16,500. "The 
Bat" went to around $14,000 for the 
first of its two weeks at the Mon- 
tauk, Brooklyn. "He Who Gets 
Slapped" started Its road season ez« ' 
cellently, getting between $11,(100 
and $12,000 at the Riviera. The 
Bronx opera house got $8,500 with 
"Just Married," which is pood for 
that attraction. 

Buys Top the Cuts 
The number of buys running fn 
the advance price agencies num- 
bered 20 for the current week as 
against 18 attractions that were of- 
fered on sale in the cut rates. The 
demand In the advance agencies Is 
confined to three or four attractions 
with the balance going along with- 
out any particular desire being ex- 
pressed by the public for them. 

The complete list of buys lA- 
cludes "The Lady in Ermine (Anr> 
bassador), "KIkl" (Belasco), "The 
Gingham Girl" (Carroll), "Amier" . 
(Bijou). "Springtime of Youth" 
(Broadhurst), "Sally, Irene and 
Mary" (Casino), "East of Suer" 
(Eltlnge), "Whispering Wires" 
(49th Street), "Orange Blossoms'* 
(Fulton), "Loyalties" (Gaiety), "It's 
a Boy" (Harris). "White's Scan- 
dals" (Globe), "So This Is London* 
(Hudson), "Rose Bernd" (Long- 
acre), "Yankee Princess" (Knick- 
erbocker), "The Awful Truth" (Mil- 
ler), "Music Box Revue" (Music 
Box), "Zlegfeld Follies" (Amster- 
dam). "The Old Soak" (Plymouth), 
and "The Passing Show" (Winter 

In the cut rates the attractions 
offered were "Kempy" (Belmont), 
"Blossom Time" (Century), "Queen 
of Hearts" (Cohan), "Thin Ice" 
(Comedy), "On the Stairs" (Daly's), 
"Capt. Applejack" (Cort), "The 
Faithful Heart" (Elliott). "The 
Temporary Husband" (Frazee). "A 
Fantastic Fricassee" (Greenwich 
Village), "It's a Boy" (Harris), 
"Yankee Princess" (Knickerbock- 
er), "Shore Leave" (Lyceum), "Why 
Men Leave Home" (Morosco), 
"Swlfty" (Playhouse), "Abies Irish 
Rose" (Republic), "Banco" (Ritz). 
"Partners Again" (Selwyn) and 
"The Passing Show" (Winter Gar- 


San Franci.sco, Nov. 1. 

"Oh, Look," now In rehearsal, 
which will piay coast territory under 
the direction of Nat Goldstein, is 
scheduled to open Nov. 19 and break 
in on the one-nighters. The local 
date for the Shubert-Curran has 
been fhant,'ed to Dec. 10. ' > 

resides Harry Fox, the fttar, TTTi' 
cast includes Muriel Hudson. Dave 
Jones, T. A. Miller, Luther Yantls, 
Herbert Sears, Wilbur Hlgby, AgneS 
.Sanford, Ethan Allen, Violet Maye. 
Lena Brown. Ethel Martelle find a 
chorus of 12 glrl.^. Harry Bailey , 
will be back with the show and 
(leorge Boyver is ahead. 



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Friday, November 3, 1922 




F0Y8 (5) V - 

Miniature Revue 

18 Mins.; Full St«0« (Special Set) 

IJryan Foy and Wil'lam Jerome 
wrote the latest family vehicle for 
the Foys. Bryan Is not with the 
family. Tho act opens with the 
kids around their tenement home, 
waiting the return of pop, who is 
Mart In Connelly, a cab driver. 

After several comedy cross- firop. 
pop arrives with his wliip. It is his 
birthday and the kids want to do 
aomcthing for him. Pop informs 
them they are too young to be boot- 
Jeggers. They compromise by giv- 
ing him a drink of water. 

Tho re^3t is composed of special - 
lies. Mary and Richard have a song 
and dance double that holds; Eddie 
Foy sings "Greatest of Them All," 
a comedy song, followed by his tap 
and rtnger-snapping dance, which is 
later remarkably imitated by Char- 
ley for big returns'. 

Throughout the entire turn Eddie 
roughs up Irving, the youngest, for 
laughs. Charley and Madeline pull 
H fast waltz double. Madeline and 
Mary a harmony song duet with 
ensemble song and dances, in which 
K die ad libs and kids out in front 
of the line. 

i>or the finish all change to 
striped sweaters and caps for 
••Walking," an ensemble song and that makes a strong closer. The 
act contains some solid comedy 
lines. One big laugh-getter was a 
telegram for Eddie Foy. offering him 
15,000 a week in pictures for the only 
»;!'rviving cab driver and horse. 
When it Is delivered. Eddie remarks 
that he doesn't recognize the writ- 
ing. After inhaling it, ho opines 
that It's from Peggy Joyce. 

The 1922 Foy vehicle has a stream 
lino body. ^ Con. 

Talk and Songs 
17 Mins.; One 
American Roof 

Tltat Bart Doyle Is a talented chap 
w th a good singing voice was defi- 
Ditely established during his Roof 
engagement solely by his rendition 
of the closing number. In which is 
interpolated some clever descriptive 
talk of comedy nature between 
Vtrses and choruses. 

Hut Doyle should look beyond his 
own compositions in tjie arrange- 
ment of the vocal department of 
his sperialty. His two Irish num- 
bers, admittedly his own composi- 
tions, earned him little or nothing, 
the ballad getting him by solely 
through liis rendition and voice- 
with no credit to the lyric of either j 
that or the opening song Ho has 
n eorking routine of stories, some 
liaving appeared In the "Topics" 
program in other the.itres, but this 
dnesn't necessarily question Doyle*a 
})rv»>r ownership, since the "Topics" 
outfit has long since been certified 
as America's best choosers of any 
«>nc's material. The majority sound 
new from the speaking stage, and at 
the American they gathered indl- 
Vi'lual laughs. 

Ills closing selection stood out 
prominently as his best effort. It 
earned D«)yle sulllcient applause to 
warrant his presence on any of the 
})et(er grade of small time circuits, 
and in this division Doyle can hold 
a feature spot. He did exceptit>nally 
Well. Wynn. 

"A Littia Pink"* (Playlet) 
17 Mina.; Full Stage 

There is a touch of the real and 
the unreal in Miss I'adden's latest 
playlet offering. subtle glimpse 

at tho life of a girl who has gone 
the pace, a rare type of .a girl who 
is stoical jn the face of what is per- 
haps her deepest disappointment. 

As the girl Peggy she is enam- 
oured of Jim, a chap who she be- 
lieves Is a true lover, one who is to 
marry her. He explains his occas- 
.sional fortnightly visits are neces- 
sary because he has to be out of 
town. Peg is all for him. tells him 
there is no other man on the hori- 
zon, and means it. She has cast 
all the others overboard — the others 
who see no farther than gay par- 
tics. This love is her very own 
and as she tells Teddy, one of the 
old friends, over tho phone, the old 
days are over and it looks like tho 
sun will shine for her. 

But Jim is taken back at a pic- 
ture of his wife in a newspaper. 
Pfggy asks questions He tells her 
he is A divorced man and that soon 
he'll arrange to be with her al- 
ways. Exit. Enters the wife, a 
social reformer, and right off the 
bright Peggy recognizes her from 
the picture. But tho wife doesn't 
know about the affair of Peggy and 
Jim. The girl still believes her man 
and it is only when he returns for 
a forgotten article that she finally 
learns the truth. Proving to the 
wife how futile her mission to ask 
a girl to walk the straight and nar- 
row when in her own home is dis- 
content and worse, she dismisses 
first one and then the other. Then 
she calls up Teddy to say she'll 
keep the date with him. Faltering 
in voice be asks if she isn't blue 
and she replies "No, only a little 
pink." Perhaps a touch of "The 
E.'isiest Way," but well written. 

Thero seemed to be more dra- 
matic power in "A Little Pink" than 
Miss Padden was willing to bring 
out. No doubt her playing of the 
girl Peggy was true enough for 
that type. She did not overplay 
the role. In fact sfie best explained 
it by tho line that "1 am getting 
emotional." For a girl rf Peggy's 
kind, however. Miss Padden rather 
underdressed her character. 

There is a true ring in the play- 
let and it Is to be counted an addi- 
tion to Miss Paddcn's vaudeville 
contributions /?»«:«'. 

*nrha Lura of the Yukon" (Skit) 
15 Mint.; One (Special) 

Jimmy Allman and Morton Har- 
vey In "The Lure of the Yukon" 
listens very mellcr-y. It isn't, pur- 
posely misleading for comedy pur- 
poses. The straight opens reciting 
a dramatic poem about snow and 
ice (probably R. W. Ccrvlce), in 
front of an arctic drop, including an 
igloo with a practical entrance. 
Harvey, in heavy ulster and fur 
turban, has concluded his dramatic 
discourse when Allman (blackfaced 
and in Palm Beach suit), props his 
head out of the ig'oo. quaking and 
shivering from cold. 

Crossfire leads Into AUman's spe- 
cialty with the uke. holding up pro- 
ceedings with encores. He does a 
number of restricted ditties, prob- 
ably original with him, such as 
"what did Eve give Adam on 
Christmas?'*: a chorus about "Ma- 
mie, the Merm<ald"; another anent 
"Romeo and Juliet." 

Harvey does "Road to Mandalay" 
In a powerful b^^itone, a number 
not quite consistent with the frigid 
atmosphere, but corkingly rendered. 

The combination should develop 
into a standard frame-up. They 
were second after Intermission and 
stopped the show for an extra bend 
before Van and Schenck could en- 
ter. A bel. 


Piano 'rd Songs 
15 Mins.; One 

I'essie Leonard has a new partner 
in Jack Culver at the piano. The 
com rination as framed could be Im- 
proved on In the matter of song 
material. Miss Leonard has been 
unfortunate in her selection of the 
character number she is doing. 

'uiver has a pleasing personality 
and a good smile. He sings and 
plays the piano rather well, and 
doo" put a number over, but he did 
not handle his next to closing "blues " 
as well as It might have been done. 
The tempo Is far too slow, as he is 
now using the number. The South 
Sea number at the closing makes a 
pleasing finish for the act which Is 
a small time offering as It now 
stands. Fred. 



8 Mins.; Full Stage 

23d St. 

Two men. Both endeavor to In- 
termingle comedy with their bend- 
ing, and while It offsets the monot- 
_pny of a "straight" contortionist 
schedule, it carries few laughs. They 
are attired in rather tight fitting 
costumes and assume a French 
character make-up. One extremely 
tall, the other short: they offer the 
conventional ground twist.H, the 
taller man doing a drop from a table 
to a one-hand stand while folded up. 

It's a fair small time opener. Just 
that and nothing more. Wunn, 



16 Mins.; One 

Tiie winner of a popula.ity con- 
test and selected as the theatre's 
representative in the Fifth Avenue 
"Follies." one of Bill Quald's novel 
business builders. Miss R.amer 
makes her professional debut there 
this week with popular numbers. 
Clad in a sport suit of "flapper" de- 
sign, wearing knickerbockers and 
carrying a golf stick, she opened 
with a ballad that provided no rea- 
son for the club, unless it was car- f 
ried as a nerve provider. 

Dorothy is a bobbed -haired brunet 
with an ideal smile around which 
her vaudeville value will revolve. 
She has a voice that will carry her 
along with tho proper numbers, al- 
though her high register is a trifle 
squeaky, but that smile banishes 
whatever lll-effeets tho voice will 
gather. A comedy number came 
second, with a light ballad third, 
and tho closing number went best 
of all; so well it earned her an 

Tho girt evidenced a desire to 
move her feet, but wisely refrained, 
for obvious reasons. She has much 
to learn, but considering the sud- 
den leap from professional obscur- 
ity to tho toughest spot on a "pop" 
program. Miss Ramer did excep- 
tionally well and will undoubtedly 
improve with experience. Wynn. 

LILLY LEONORA and Her Twelve 

American Dancing Giria 
12 Mins.; Full Stage (Cyc) 
Marylandi Baltimore 

Baltimore, Nov. 1. 
This act, patterned, obviously, 
after the numerous English danc- 
ing girl acts, is a dismal bit of 
work, for Miss Leonora, who looks 
on the shady side of 40. Is not a 
graceful dancer herself and her 
chorus of girls, while good-look- 
ing, is badly trained. Steps which 
should have been done in a me- 
chanical manner were done without 
tho slightest attempt at unison. 

"The March of the Wooden Sol- 
diers," which forms a part of the 
"Chauve Sourls." Is attempted, and 
while it drew most of the applause, 
the credit cAn be given to tho lilting 
little tune rather than the d.anring 
of the girls. Their costumes of red 
and white were attractive, but 
seemed to fit rather loosel.v^. and 
their motions, which should have 
been Indicative of toy soldiers, were 
indicative of nothing In particular. 

The opening dance was a big s«d- 
dler-llke stepping by the girls, flad 
in orange chiffon dresses. Then 
came an oriental number by Miss 
Leonora, and this tho saddest 
flop of the entire piece. Without 
a graceful motion nor a redeeming 
feature, even her costume was \m- 
attractlve. Sho did her stuff and 
retired to scant applause. With a 
few good old wriggles such as a 
burlesque queen might have In- 
jected, the dance would have gone 
across, but her attempts .at writhing 
were flat and sad. 

The act Is aimed for a big flash 
.and Is dressed neatly. It carried its 
own orchestra leader, and has evi- 
dently been given some thought by 
some one with a brain well trained 
to appropriate the ideas of others. 
As it stands,' it is hopeless for the 
big time hou8e.^, while tho small- 
timers would have n. hard time mak- 
ing their patrons believe it was 
great. ♦ Sisk, 



12 Mint.; Ona 


Raymond Is using a new line of 
monologlstlc material. The dialect 
that w;i8 the seasoning in the for- 
mer Itaymond and Caverly turn Is 
retained, but along straight lines, 
and the tangled talk employed last 
season Is out. 

"Historical" Is the billing Ray- 
mond Is using and that explains In a 
fashion his newest routine. He 
says he studied history and became 
hystesical. Starting with tho Gar- 
den of- Eden, ho winds up with the 
present, the Idea of an "outline of 
history" taken from tho monolog. 
Mention of Adam having lived 900 
years because there were no other 
women to bother him, leads to the 
imagination of having a girl of 
"sweet 316 years" coming along. 

The Romans and the Greeks are 
topics for his comedy and the short 
skirts of the present are defended. 
Reincarnation Is rung In, that he 
may come back the next time as a 
potato with numerous eyes to rub- 
ber at the scant feminine togs. 
Raymond was consistent about the 
vegetable, declaring that all Lafay- 
ette did for America during the 
Revolution resulted only in France 
having some fried potatoes named 
after It. For the finish his subway 
comment caught the house and he 
went off to strong returns. 

The present act is a considerable 
Improvement over his last try and 
he ought to And no trouble in book- 
ings. "■;■ Jbee. 



Diabolo Juggling 
8 Mins.; Three 

Mac Sovereign is assisted by a 
woman with the few props neces- 
sary.- Ho is billed as "Master of 
tho Diabolo." and sure can do a lot 
of funny things with the whirling 
spool. The getaway is sending tho 
spool along a string into the rear 
of the audience, where it hits a 
trip hammer and releases a little 
rnrriago with an American flap, 
whleh comes back i<erched on the 
spool. It's a rah-rah applause get- 
away, but effective nevertheless, al- 
though it could be further enhanced 

Songs, Dances and Piano. 
12 Mins.; One. 

Combination of sister team and 
malo pianist, latter also singing. 
Usual single, double and trio pop 
numbers, with tough song, topped 
off by stepping bit, standing out. 
Girl doing tough bit handles char- 
acter very well, getting much more 
out of song than most of others that 
have done It. 

Both girls dance neatly, with 
ability as kickers. Pianist has 
pleasing baritone voice used effec- 
tively In solo and In generally boost- 
ing the singing average. Several 
costume changes. Including Chink 
garb for one of girls, evening dresses 
and soubret costumes. Held No. 2 
spot on Roof, and got away with it 
handily. As turn goes along It would 
be good Idea to Improve girls' cos- 
tuming arrangement. Bell. 

LEW SEYMORE and CO. (4) 

Singing, Talking, Dancing 

18 Mins.; Full Stag* (Specialty Set) 


Ijcw Seymore was last around as 
a "single" entertainer. He Is an 
English singing comedian with a 
pleasing voice and nice personality, 
also a clean-cut appearance. 

In his present vehicle, Seymore 
has surrounded himself with four 
personable girls. The act opens in 
an odd- looking set. depicting a busi- 
ness office. A city is visible through 
n. window, on a b.ack drop The 
color scheme of the drop and cyclo- 
rama .ire an Inlfiirmonlous selection 
for a business setting, but may pass 
with musical comedy license. 

Seymore has advertised for a 
stenograigther, and Is te'ephoning his 
wife that he will be home to supper, 
when the first applicant arrives. He 
abruptly reverses his Intentions and 
begins a flirtation with tho Quaker- 
ish damsel. Three more applicants, 
a tough dame, a vamp and a stut- 
tering miss, apply for the steno. 

A dancing specialty by two of the 
girls Is worked In, followed by his 
song. "I Don t Know What to Do." 
Following this lyric, the girls leave 
him flat, all but the simple one 
who has taxied home to change her 
costume. A duct, "I H.ave Been 
Looking for You," Is folowed by his 
solo. "Oh. Marie." an unfunny seml- 
suggestlve lyric that didn't deserve 
the delivery It received. 

For a finish the girls are back 
seeking legal advice from the young 
lawyer, which cues for another song. 
The sole survivor declines to have 
dinner with tho bos.s. Informing him 
that she only goes out with her 
husband. The final curtain finds the 
lawyer still doing business with the 
old established firm, and phoning 
his wife that he has been thinking 
of her all day and will be home to 

Tho turn qualifies as a flash for 
the pop houses. The dialog con- 
tains several familiar lines and gags, 
but will suffice for the Intermediate 
booking.- The girls are a fair-look- 
ing lot, and do nicely with their 
specialties. Con. 


15 Mins.; 0n« : j 

23d St. ^ 'i 

The "single"* woman In vaudevlllt,^^ 
notwithstanding the countlcsi '^ 
hordes of them. good, bad and In--'^ 
different, is always a source of " 
worry to the booker. Novelties In 
this class of specialty come few and 
far between. 

Occasionally in the many scat-' i 
tered "pop" houses throughout- 
Greater New York, a "single" wom- 
an bobs up who. because of singular 
ability or the novel angles pre- 
sented, causes one to wonder what 
has detained her arrival and what is 
detaining her advancement. 

Lee Morse, new to New York, 
fresh from California, is showing 
her wares around the east. De- 
cidedly pretty, garbed In an attrac- 
t..e but not flashy dress of black 
and rose color with a musical con- 
tralto voice with a low register, she 
has one of those acts that seldom 
happen along and one that should 
earn the immediate attention' of blgf 
time officials. Her repertoire la 
dressed with a story and carries a 
certain degree of continuity. She 
gives impressions of the male lm« . 
personator, yode's rather sweetly, ' 
sings a "blues" number better than 
the majority, as well as tho best,;^ 
and. In all, makes a corking morsel 
of entertainment for aify program. 

Mlsa Morse might start the rou^ ' 
tine off stage with ttie contralto, for 
the name Is deceptive and It could 
provide a better beginning. Under 
better circumstances and surround* 
ed with f.ivorable big time atmos- 
phere. Lee Morse could hardly miss 
anywhere. Considering the many 
"single" women now on the big 
time and making the comparison, 
one can only imagine poor business 
management as the cause of her de- 
lay In getting there. Once she does, 
she win undoubtedly become a per- 
manent fixture. Wynn, 


Singing, Dancing and Talk. 
14 Mins.; One. 

Two men (colored) ono tall and 
lanky, the other, by contrast, short 
and stocky. In routine of charac- 
teristic negro songs, dances and 
talk. The "111 hit you so hard that 
If you don't fall down you'll do 
funny things standing up" g.ig Is 
there In one of the regulation 
quarrel bits, and the lanky chap 
sings "Nobody" with a suggestion 
of the late Bert Williams style. 

It's at stepping that the boys 
shine, however, the tall fellow doing 
some great eccentric loose. stuff and 
the short chap showing the real 
goods as a buck and winger .and 
acrobatic hoofer. Both wear bell- 
boy costumes, tall^ fellow comedy, 
the other straight. Vocal numbers 
Include good comedy double har- 
monizing bit. one playing uke and 
other crooning on comb. 

Tear . has possibilities for devel- 
opment, with their dancing a real 
asset. Present turn will do for small 
timers, where they can't miss with 
the hoofing. Talk is all right, but 
comedy generally now is below 
standard of dancing. Bell. 

Songs, Talk, Dance, Juggling , 

12 Mins.; One 

Man and woman with a variety 
routine different and away from the 

by proper house lighting to follow usual. The girl sings pop songs. 

It to thr rear of the audience. The 
spool, too, might bo painted white 
or with some phosphorescent stuff 
to make It stand out. 

Mr. Sovereign looks neat in a 
Palm Beach suit, discarding the 
coat later. His trousers are kept 
taut by bottom straps across the 
shoe arch. Probably a foreign turn, 
but a novelty opener.. Ahet 

making changes for each, while the 
man Juggles, cross-fires and does a 
hard-shoe dance while Juggling 

The talk gets them little, but the 
singing and costumes of the girl, 
coupled with the man's dexterity 
and clean cut work, put them away 
nicely. It's a neat opener for the 
pop bills. Con. 



12 Mint.^ Full Stage 

23d St. 

Nice looking young woman (Miss 
MacCaiton) and man in arrange- 
ment of ballroom, Spanish and 
apache dances. Stage Is set with 
tasteful silk drapes. Inconspicuous, 
but furnishing a sightly quiet back- 

The feature is a series cf lifts 
and poses and spins by the man 
with the girl on his shoulders. She 
is a well rounded young woman and 
the man's handling of her is re- 
markable. In a breathless 
between somo of his heroic feats he 
mentions that his partner weighs 
150 pounds. The audio: o was 
much impressed, both with tho per- 
formance and the statement, and 
gave the pair a send-off of tumul- 
tuous applause. 

The turn Is an Interesting ono for 
this special rea.son and for the 
graceful handling of the dance rou- 
tine. Closed the show here and did 
extremely well. It should prosper in 
the middle grade houses. Rush 



12 Mins.; Full Stage 

A chalk faco comic Juggler aided 
by a black face boy assistant with 
a routine of genuinely funny com- 
edy "bits" between his Juggling 
stunts, tho majority done with rub- 
ber lalls bounded from a wooden 
platform Hayes makes a rather 
"ludicrous appearance, his tall, angu- 
lar Shape encased In black close 
fitting tights, and he utilizes every 
moment for comedy. 

He manipulates five balls with un- 
usual dexterity and his Intermittent 
Bide- plays are original. The young- 
ster is not funny, but adds to the 
contrast, Hayes monopolizing all the 
comedy. It's a good opening turn 
for any vaudeville program. 


Singing and Dancing 
14 Mins.; One 

Two girls with the right idea for 
a sister turn In that they get away 
from the usual double opening and 
ding dong follow up routine. In- 
stead of tho regulation Jazz num- 
ber the gals open as two rube 
flappers, In goloshes and dusters. 
This is a comedy double song, 
toped with a nifty double stepping 
bit. Changing to black gowns and 
masks, a burglar double next, also 
a novelty number, and well put 
over. A corking soft shoe danco 
with this. Number in soubret cos- 
tume next in which girls disclose 
they don't profess to be singers, but 
will try to shine as dancers, or 
something to that effect. Russian 
hock stepping and more high class 
eccentric atuff for close. 

Good act of its type, with enough 
to send them over with flyng colors 
In the Intermediate houses. Bell. 


Friday, I November 3, 1952 


X typical Marcus Show on Broad - 
way. l^P *"*^ down the California 
▼alley this style of entertainment Is 
the cat'a meow. At the Central the- 
jitre, on top of the world, It may be 
charitably set down as refecting the 
sense of humor of A. L. Jones and 
Morris Green, who own the "Green- 
wich Village Follies," and who are 
probably having their little Jest on 
Times fiquare. 

Despite the appearance of several 
big timers of note and one or two 
potential personalities, there is a 
flavor of turkey about this that 
ought to sell it out twice on Thanks- 
giving Day, anyhow. And that 
takes in the title, which is cold 
turkey. The Inside stuff on that 
title is that Jones and Green were 
politely asked by the management 
of "Spice" to refrain from using It, 
The same management is projectlns 
another revue named "Life," which 
fact was publlah<?fl before the Jones - 
Oreen revue was named. So it was 
named "Spice of titfe," which goes 

Just to prove that there was no 
intent to infringe. **SpIce of Life" 
stole the flrst five minutes of the 
bedroom farce in "Spice," and threw 
in a couple of the pet gagu from 
other portions of the sh»w. which 
was running at the Winter Garden 
when this unit was being slapped 

This leprrter does not claim to be 
free f'om prejudice. He vent to 
the Central all set not to like "Spies 
of Life." And for once in his career 
when he had a grouch to settle, he 
wasn't disappointed. He didnt ask 
for the nssgnment — It came in the 
usual and ordinary course of Variety 
busines.^'. Uut he licked his chops 
at the rhr^noe and hoi>ed for the 
worst. And f..und it. 

The sta: t, projected by the "Throe 
Misses Wainwright," a Gus Sun 
Brox Sister team, was the lipoff. 
The pirlr. v.'ere thin, their voices 
were thin, and the trio heralded an 
entertainment that was no thin in 
spots that it was threadbare. When 
Frank Gaby, the well-known ven- 
triloquist, came on as a devil, the 
feed-box information grew to the 
proportions of ofllcial verification. 
And so it went on and on and on. 

"Spice" had no reason to be cocky 
or upstage ov«r the selections. 
There wasn't a show on the Big Al- 
ley that was overlooked, nor a 
comedian or important principal in 
any of the shows. They all pas.sed 
In review — uncredited, though not 
unrecofrnlzrd. The Idea of the In- 
troduction was "adapted," so was 
most of the running material, so (to 
remain cansistcnt) was the linale. 

And all this in the face of a great 
deal of talent, beauty and appeal in 
the company. Little Irene D'^lroy, 
the cherub who scored with Tom 
Patricola in the other kind of vaude- 
ville, was so charming that once she 
drew a solid round of applause Just 
on her sheer charm. Rita Bell 
{formerly Prince and Bell, of the 
minor circuits) was exquisite in an 
old-fashioned number in the second 
portion. Miss Bell was never right- 
ly cast, as she is a light Ingenue and 
a fine one, and will never be a prima 
donna. But she survived, despite 
.the Judgment. 

Hickey Brothers, on half a dozen 
times, sold their familiar act in two 
portions about as usual. When this 
scribe last saw it before, at the 
Kedzie, Chicago, it was Just as good. 
Kramer and Boyle ran their estab- 
lished routine, and thereafter Dave 
Kramer, in whiteface, became the 
principal comic, though Frank Gaby 
may dispute this. Kramer will do 
better in the "legit" after he dl- 
▼orces himself from Eddie Cantor's 
mannerisms, and Gaby will Improve 
as he turns "straight" and ducks 
the silly-ass British and the Ed 
Wynn take-oflf. 

Julia Kelety stood up nicely in a 
single and later in a French vamp 
bit. Sylvia Clark, the life of the 
piece, tore in and did a specialty 
that must have run tO minutes, one 
whole number too long. In her last 
bit, as a rube girl, she was far from 
lost. The young woman has A 
strident individuality that can kill 
a whole chorus behind her Just as 
Miss Dolroy's looks can. But it 
wasn't much of a chorus in this In- 
stance—the 12 London Tivoli Girls 
(Tiller's), who worked very effec- 
tlvf'ly in their conventional Palace 
Girl.s routine, but were stranded as 
an cn.somble in the general business 
of a chorus. 

The .'iftorpiece here is a revuo 
rather than a plot-piece. Some of 
it i.s vuudHville that had been tried 
out on other circuits, some staged 
numbers, some of it special ma- 
toriul (.se'octecf) that went largely 
for :i bust. The first half was by 
tor the better, since it contained 
"lore of the established vaudeville. 
The recond half was th(' typical 
''wli;it-will-v»e-<lo-next " 't.vp»' of 
road .show, Hlap-togetlier. awkwardly 
staKod, l)oobishly prt^duced, child- 
ishly arr;ini,'r(l. 

WliHt fjiir appetite the p.irt 
had created the second joint of th«' 
turlu-v killrd. The frequ«'nt of 
thu blo fHUeM;^ Kn^liwh piris »ii choruK 
niMi.bc.-.s, r(»r which they are in no 
ni.ii.ner f|u;ilifiod. took the spirit and 
«Parkle out of all the big numbers, 
and the HtaHf,'ering aroiiiKl after 
lauRhs. when thdwurefires of the 
c.'ist s x.uidfville resotjrces had been 
exhausted, was woeful. 

Jn their second or third or fourth 
f^PlHarance the Hickey Brothers, 



"feeling" for laughs, sp-:»ng thi.s 

"Say. I'm Kclting tired of hoarin ; 
that joke tv/«ee .i day." 

"Shut up. If you were with Mar- 
cus Loew i oud hear it lour times a 

"U^cwf Who is this Marcus 

"Vou'U soon find out— if they close 
a fiMv,.-more units." -.]' ' 

A minute later there was an al- 
most equally broad referenio to 
rantau( s. Who could have put .«uch 
thoughts into their heads? Lait. 


The Palace was not quite capacity 
Monday night with vacanciCH here 
and there en thO lower lloor, dc-spite 
a double line of standees back of 
the ra I. 

Tht) running order of the show 
had been switched after the matinee 
to avoid a confllctlon between 
Wellly and Ten Eyck and Gulran 
and tlarquerite, the latter featured 
in the George Choos flash "Uealm of 
Fanta.sie,'* which moved down to 
opening after iniermission from 
cloj In/: the first part. Edd'e Foy 
and the Younger Foys switched 

Fannie Brice next to shut was the 
other "name" of the excellent bill. 
Miss Brlce had practically the same 
act as on her last Palace appear- 
ance, duplicating her former suc- 
cess and stopped the proceedings. 
She Sana: in an introductory .song: 
'Scotland," "Wyoming." "Spring." 
"My Man." and In male attire, 
"Dancing Shoes,'* followed by a pip 
of a soft shoe dance. "My Man," 
from the "Follies," and "Dancing 
Shoes" were her only non -dialect 
conUibutions. Her other songs in 
Hebrew dialect were delivered in 
her u9ual flawlesn and quiet man- 
ner that never muffs a point. A 
Belasco could vlHuallze Miss Brice 
elaborating the character portrayed 
in "My Man'' Into i serious play 
that might give the American siago 
a fem.'ile Warfleld. 

' Realm of Fantasle" just ahead 
copped the honors for Fight acts in 
the two a day. Choos went on the 
nut about thirty grand for this turn, 
which looks every penny. The 
"Itockets," the English ballet octette, 
earned enscml)le ^onors.with their 
unison dancing. ^The g'irls would 
never create a rlpnle iU an Amer- 
ican beauty chorus but they can 
cortiunly dance. They are a bit out 
of their element in the "Itadiana ' 
linale, where they have to wear 
elaborate gowns and strut grace- 
fully. They shine in their special- 
ties, but in the purely American 
Z'egfeld glide they are English 
dancing girls. 

Guiran and Marguerite are a 
tower of strength in the act. Fol- 
lowing Weilly and Ten Eyck, a pair 
of ^opnotchers, in the first part, 
Gulran and Marguerite landed with 
their "adagio, '• "hock" and toe danc- 
ing. Jimmy Lyons monologued in 
"one"i between the full stage sets. 
His first talk got mild rJiturns, but 
the topical subjects on his second 
appearance rolled over. 

The first half of the bill held two 
comedy turns in Rockwell and Fox, 
who nutted their way to show, stop- 
ping returns number four and Eddie 
Foy and Younger Foys (New Acts), 
who followed the "acorns." The 
Foy revue by Bryan Foy and Will- 
iam Jerome is up to the average set 
by the family, who are wise enough 
to show a new turn each season. 

Wellly and Ten Eyck in thjrd po- 
sition danced their way to favor. A 
new dance, "Pirate Passion," is a 
cla.ssic in presentation and execu- 
tion. Max Weilly in pirate costume 
is chained to a post. Upon the ap- 
pearance of his sweetheart he breaks 
the fetters and they dance madly. 
His handling of his partner in the 
body "swings'" was the essence of 
case and grace. This act as always 
must be rated right up in the first 

Russell and Devitt deuced euc- 
cessfully. Opening in comedy coats 
the pair pull and old-fashioned song 
and dance, followed by solo eccen- 
tric and acrobatic dances and con- 
cluding with some of the best and 
novel ground tumbling seen In a 
long time. They have worked out 
several new twists and are excellent 
ground tumblers. The act is sen- 
sibly routined, with the boys stick- 
ing to their specialties, which are 
sure fire. They received unusual 
returns In the early spot. 

The Sevenes, a corking wire act. 
opened, gettihg on their 
set vvhi"h Is an aerial illusion. Two 
people are apparently seated at a 
table. Rejnoval of the drapes shows 
them on the wire. A peppy routine 
of dancing, acrobatics and sliding to 
splits on the wires follovve<l. It is 
a strong opener or spot holder for 
any bill. 

Merian'.«? Dogs closed. A dog wed- 
ding, sta shore and eanine matri- 
monial tangle gave the dogs plenty 
of opportuniti«\s. They were not in 
good form, with plenty of misse.s 
occurring. The act held thi-m fairly 
well, however. .'in<l is uniquely 
framed. Con. 


Tlie Hiveisidi' bill, f i oni api)far- 
Ance>4, Ihu m^iUinfra nf i frpod 
vaudevill' entertainment. Some- 
ho,., while individually the acts 
shaiied ui) well enough, the collect- 
ive effect left a lot to be desired. 

Monday night business was very 
bud, the orchestra showing about 
eight empty rows. Election prob- 
ably accounts for the slump. 
The first half held six acts, and 

the last section three, with the lat- 
ter i)()ilion carrying the show. The 
lirst part ran about as interestingly 
a.s a lironx Homo News might be 
to a guy from Seattle. Jane and 
Katherine Leo clo.sed it and did 
very well. The bit of pathos at the 
finish is the outstanding thing, and 
handled adeptly by the children. 

Al and Fanny Stedman were a 
10,000-watt flootl light in the dis- 
mal gloom of the first part. Miss 
Stedman is a comedienne who 
knows how to get laughs legltl- 
maU'ly. Also u versatile enter- 
tainer. Al Stedman Is likewise a 
capable clown at or away from the 
piino. A standard act, if there 
ever was one, that need.s no produc- 
tion stuff or outside aids to get. them 

The same goes for Ben Welch, 
who. next to closing the second half, 
made the small house rock with 
laughs. Monologlng is a stage art 
that but few have ever mastered. 
Ben Welch is one. His dialect pat- 
ter about the usual variety of topics, 
including his son, his wife, the sum- 
mer boarding house, etc., have been 
heard a good many times, but they 
seem to beconw funnier with age. 
Frank P. Murphy flgures Impor- 
tantly a couple of times during the 
turn, with a human characterization 
of a Tad cop. Welch made a speech. 
He always does. 

Powers and Wallace were fourth 
with a pleasant little comedy skit, 
which included some warbling that 
registered. The team's conception 
of "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" is 
excellent. The act was not spotted 
particularly well, but got away with 
everything they went after. 

Ted Lorraine and Jack Cagwin, 
assisted by Margaret Davles, were 
third with a production turn. The 
billing should read Margaret Davles 
and Co. Miss Davles is a pip of a 
dancer, and a looker as well. Her 
stepping is the strength of the act. 
The rest is apple sauce with silken 
dr<^T)es for seatoning. 

Opening the second half Blossom 
Seeley and Co., the latter including 
Bennle Fields, Harry Stover and 
Warner Gault, gave the show the 
solid sort of timber that evexy 
vaudeville bill must have. When It 
comes to putting over syncopation, 
there'.:; distinction and individuality 
in every line she utter.s — md how 
.'he does aeU her stuff! The whole 
act is real vaudeville. 

Hu.ston Ray, second, with his con- 
cert piano turn, interested and en- 
tertained. The double playing ef- 
fected throujjh a mechanical piano 
containing a record made by Mr. 
liay constituted a novelty. Ray is 
a musician whose work shojvs care- 
ful study and preparation. Nothing 
fakey about it. Ho drew deserved 

Collins and Hart closed, and Sam 
Barton opened. Bell. 


Van and Schenck, the only "name" 
on the bill were solely responsible 
for the draw Monday night. The 
fact they drew em in numbers suf- 
ficient to fill every orchestra seat 
bespeaks of the team's popularity in 
the district above Columbus Circle. 
The supporting lay-out was con- 
sistently entertaining from opener 
to closer although minus any other 
striking favorite. 

The show played in standard 
fashion opening with Lucas and Inez 
in a gymnastic routine. The couple 
have discarded the bar and trapeze 
work, performing on terra firma 
throughout in a series of interesting 
poses. Both are clad in form-fitting 
yellow union suits, the man handling 
his slighter partner in the various 
poses. She varies them through 
several contortionlatic formations. 

The Elm City Four, male quartet 
in "straight" Tux get up, dished up 
the pop harmonies. in No. 2 inter- 
estingly. The medley getaway is 
further enhanced by good-natured 
kidding that gets to the audience. 

ThelJriants in the trey found the 
house nicely warmed and scored 
heavy with their panto and falls. 
The team's "Dream of the Moving 
Man" routine seemed new to the 
house en masse and the business 
with the false face mystified. A 
coiklng dumb comedy act. 

Freda and Antt)«ny, opening with 
their "Bartcha-Kalloop" verses 
abandon it just wherj it becomes in- 
teresting. The nurriber has pos- 
sibilities of "Chera-bochcha" or 
'CJallagher andh^Shean" building up 
with the repeated injection of new- 
gaps. It deserves attention on that 
angle, audiences seemingly favonnK 
that sort of thing. This was proved 
with their insistence for more '"Mr. 
(ialiagher and Mr. Shean" choruses 
with whir-h the duo encores off. In- 
cidentally i'reila and Anthony had 
an ur>-to-the-rninute chorus anent 
Ed CJallagher's 'marital difileultie.s 
With his spoijsc and the "i''(»liies" 
gill comi)licati()n. ^The number is 
announced as a burlesque inii)res- 
.«:ion of Gallagher and Shean. In 
between Fre«la and Anthony do 
"W(Ji>" crosslire in the conventional 
bi/.arre get-ups which is redeemed 
by truly funny chatter. Fr"da 
eliekcd strongly as ever with his .speci;ilty but that Irish t)it>. dof ii'i lieiong in an italian 
erossfire rountine 

the show on the road, the manage- 
ment desired to strengthen the pro- 
duction so they returned to vaude- 
ville. Kerr and Weston's terp work 
is chipper throughout and compares 
favorably .with any ' current twt> 
people dance act. Lou Handman 
accompanies intelligently and may 
be forgiven for his fervor in plugging 
his new "blue" hit to the extent of 
three choruses. 

Beaumont Sisters and Co. re- 
opened after the keystone siesta 
with a skit credited to Edgar Allan 
Wo(df'a authorsiiip. The story 
thread is very fragile but sufTlces to 
introduce the nisters in a coherent 
thesis. The Beaumorjts are an old 
time sister team, at the he'ght of 
popular favor in Tony Pastor's In 
1895, and Koster and Rial's. The 
skit is along the "on and off" idea, 
the set representing a cheap bed- 
room with the sisters entering in 
their stage clothes for a bite between 
the fourth and fifth show. They 
know they flopped and dread a can- 
cellation from the manager. The 
other p'llbls, "how can we work with 
pep in a supper show," but tttttt 
didn't get a ripple from the laymen. 
The dreaded cancellation comes with 
the arrival of the house manager 
who gives the team (2.30 for the 
several shows it played. With the 
cancellation goes one of the sister's 
hopes for sending her boy through 
college. This is followed by a wire 
f*-om a manager offering them an 
engagement in a revue wherein they 
can do the old time songs, which is 
the cue for a medley of old favorite 
melodies. Jimmy Allman and Mor- 
ton Harvey (New Acts). 

Van an* Schenck delivered per 
usual In the ace position. The Danc- 
ing McDonalds closed. Abel. 

might cut his aocond speeoh to it i 

Brown and Whitaker were enter- 
taining with their mild funniments 
built around the f;imiliar man an I 
woman iiuarrel. 

Owen Mi'fJivney ^;ave the .hIiow 
a change of character with his 
splendid bit of protean playing. 
Mc(iivney, better thin any of the 
other protean actors, has solved th»s 
dllllculties of the feminine voice. 
Ho manages to get .Nanuy's 
speeches In a feminine key without 
a falsetto pitch. At the Alhambra 
the act scored unmistakably, even 
in an evening of successive demon- 
strations of approval. 

Annette proved an agreeable light 
number, starting the second half. 
Annette in kiddy dress and bare 
legs made her appeal purely on the 
straight singing, which was alto- 
gether agreeable. Pretty to : /Ok 
at and agreeable to hear was suf- 
ficient. Then came the comedy 
revel of the Wheelers, the high 
point of the show. William and 
Joe Mandel, with Wheeler again 
slowning for laughs, made a capital 
closer except for the afterpiece. 
I This idea of acrobatic travesty for 
, a bill flnlsher is full of possibilities. 
The off-stage rumpus at the open- 
inir Axes attention promptly and 
arouses curiosity at the trying mo- 
ment when the audience is prepar- 
ing to make its getaway. Before 
they have a chance to get restless 
the act is one, a laugh develops, and 
the act is set. The turn has good 
laughs, with the awkward handling 
of acrobatic feats by the two men 
in stagehands' getup. Ruth, 

Don.iid Kerr an<l Efflo We-.'iton 
with Lou Haiulnian, songwi iter 
f/ia'^ yt, at ih" iv rits scored second 
to Van and Schenek In p<jpu!.ir 
lavo'. '1 hey are doing the "Ilii» and 
flapper" d.nue routine which they 
tiiowed around for a while before 
joining the first Music Box Uevu*-. 
As Kerr explained, when they sent 


They have a 100 per cent, comedy 
bill in Harlem this week. There's 
one laughless Item in the proceed- 
ings. Owen McGivney in "Bill 
Sykes." and this was turned to 
comedy account in-.-'t by the kid- 
ding of other turns In the running 
and finally by tin . after piece In 
which the other performers bur- 
lesqued the Dickens story and Mc- 
Givney's protean work. It was this 
finale that devekqied Into a con- 
tinuous shriek to climax a hilnrlous 
evening with a semi-hysterical 
audience turning out. 

Monday evening attendance was 
not so good for this establisfi.nent, 
where capacity used to be the usual 
thing. Monday Ji ght the lower 
floor was probably not within a 
quarter of being entirely occupied, 
but the current show oughjt %b build 
uj) as the week goes on, _f or that 
cr:ntele loves a laughing show and 
this is all of that. 

They call the after piece "The 
\V'ager" and make much mystery 
of it, until Bert Wheeler (Bert and 
Betty Wherlef) discloses during a 
curtain speech that he has made 
the wager he can mn»ke JWcGivney's 
protean quick changes more quickly 
than McGivney himself. He has 
$1,000 up at the box office for any- 
one who can prove he has a con- 
federate on the stage. He says 
"Let me see you get it." When the 
burlesque comes on the parts of 
Bill, Nancy, Fagin, Artful Dodger, 
etc., are played by the other mem- 
bers of the bill. Joe Mandel, the 
acrobatic clown, as Nancy was a 
gem and the Fagin a^ Interpreted 
by Dotson, colored dancer, was an 
uproarious burlesque. The whole 
l»roceedIng3 was an uproarious 
travesty up to the finale, when the 
brutal Bill, done by the husky Wil- 
liam Mandel. maltreated the plead- 
ing Nancy with a custard pie. 

"Yarmark," the Russian singing 
and dancing spectacle, got ieature 
billii.,^:.*- This item also furnished 
material for Joshing by the others 
and went to heightening the fun. 
I'retty nearly everybody had a try 
at mimicing the announcer with 
"You know what mpans 'Yarmark'?" 
"No," from the audience and an ex- 
plosive "GoodI" It never fsled of 
a laugh. Wheeler worked the kid- 
ding up elaborately with a Josh on 
one of the Russian's comedy num- 
bers. With all this material for 
burlesque, it wouldn't be a bad i«b'a 
to keep the present show as it 
stands Intact with "Yarmark" 
added .and send it around. It 
couldn't fall down anywhere. 

Young Wheeler is a great 
comedian and clown. The wonder 
i^ somebody hasn't grabbed him off 
for a revue produetion. His kna<'k 
for ad lllibing would r ake him val- 
uabh? for such an entertainment. 
He has a lot of new stuff in the 
Whee'ers' specialty, all of it smooth, 
casual nonsi nse. 

(^1 nova's Posing Dogs (New 
Acts) open- «1. Dotson, colored 
singer and d;incer, did well No. 2 
with his rag numbers and delirious 
:;lepping, but not so well with his 
r;ither "fresh" talk. However, his 
lively performance broke the loe 
.iinl paved the way for "Yarmark." 
.This act with its 16 people and 
fast varieg.ated H<»ries of pi<:turesf|Ue 
numbers is extremely interest'tig. 
lis bi'/.'irre coloring seizes attention 
al the outset and thereafter It in a 
iio< f)f color and movement. Theo- 
dor Stf jtanoff, the .'-oI(> dancer, s.'iys 
the last word In Russian native 


Priscilla Dean in "Under Two 
Flags" is the feature flim at the 
Roof for the flrst half of the current 
week, supported with reasonably 
good small time vaudeville. Busi- 
ness was decidedly slack Tuesday 
night, the attendance Just about 
reaching above the half-house mark. 
A small attendance at this partic- 
ular house makes the task doubly 
harder for the vaudevllllans, for at 
best the Roof is » tough row to 
harrow except for those acts that 
depend on low comedy. 

The flrst half of the bill had come 
and gone before the audience ap- 
pea'-et^to show enthusiasm. It took 
I Birdie Kraemer to stir them up, and 
! this young lady did it with very lit- 
tle effort, her returns being sufTl- 
clenliy large to credit her safely 
with the hit of the evening. Her 
routine is given with a lyrical frame- 
work, introducing her ImltatTons of 
various instruments of music, tho 
Hawaiian guitar and violin stand- 
i ing out as the most entertaining. 
: Mi.«s Kraemer is pretty, has ronsid- 
I erable personality, and d'>epn't force 
herself, fortunately. She seemed 
I content with tiyo curtain calls, but 
' the house demanded an encore and 
' she^esponded. This girl seen^ to 
possess all the re(](uirements of a 
big tlnae number two act and should 
earn the attention of those seeking 
such a specially. 

Matthews and Ayres In ^ext to 
closing earned a bulk of the honors 
with their cleverly written and 
equally well delivered duolog. 
Their routine has a story, Is blessed 
with continuity, and carries many 
a healthy laugh. The girl, a tall, 
pretty blonde, is vivacious, has a 
sweet delivery, and makes a perfect 
"feeder" for the comic. This com- 
bination should also discover the big 
time path, for this turn would be 
better appreciated by a more In- 
telligent gathering than that which 
constitutes the American audience. 
Eckhoff and Gordon, with their 
comedy musical skit, were a happy 
selection for the first section of the 
bill and went through nicely, tlie 
man's Instrumental work calling for 
periodical applause The comedy 
"bit" Is of ancient origin, but nicely 
dressed In this vehicle and i)roduc- 
tive of a number of welcome laughs. 
Mr. and Mrs. Norman I'hillips 
offered their d(»mestic comedy 
sketch and seemed to both be handi- 
capped by colds. They lacked the 
essential light and shade In voice 
dellvpry, and this hampered :i num- 
ber of the points, b»it notwithst.ind- 
Ing they pounded out a seri<'s of 
laughs. It's a good comedy skeieh, 
full of speed ,and situations, 
and especially well built. For any 
small time i)rogram it can hardly 

Sheftel's Revue, a colored act, 
closed the first half. 

Kawana Duo, Llnd and Starr, Bart 
Doyle find Ij.a Beige Duo are r(»- 
viewed under New Acts. Wv"i». 

hineing and he is ba<'ked «ip by .i 
mixed sextet of .>jprigbtly young boy 
arul girl stepjiers. Tiie daneinK 
t'.tfire of the turn is brilli.intlv 
laekt (I up by an octet of v(nees 
(■ ipable f»f impressive emsembles 
Alffjgether a lively and 
ing ;)erformanee is this 25 minutes 
ftf novelty, /ftlthough the announcer 


A good show with a wide v'iriety 
range was offered the first half, atid 
it was appreciated by a much better 
Monday than- u.sual. The 
tempo of the evening perform irv«> 
was even throupbout. witJ? all tlire" 
features standing U|) nicely, even 
though the runrciu; order called for 
one of them to be spotted second. 
Three cOniedy turns in the eighl- 
act bill provided as much strength 
as an.v other faetor. 

Moms and l''rye. the colored «!omlc«i 
who had bad In k with "Dumb 
Luek," a tinee-aet col'-.-d .-,ho-.v they featured, ari- back in 
V ludevill". wtiere they ri'ways hui 
luek -and the a'ildy to win laugh- 
ter. Next to closing they were A 
bit. Am to material, it is the ,s:ime 
kind that hrouKb' them into 
comedy coinjnnv Most of it la 
new. and not oni e did they pull 
"How high IS UI)'.'' though that is 
a trade-mark line with tb.'m. The 


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Friday, November 3, 1922 


atraieht menUDcr told the comic, who 
corks up, that he wouldn t have a 
face like that. The answer was: 
"I'm made up for the evening, bui 
you are made up from now »»n."' 
The same member tickled wlien he 
said he rememliert-d when the soleH 
of his partner's shoes were so thin 
he could step on a dime and tell 
whether it was head or tail. The 
team left them wanting more. 

The Bostock Hiding School was 
the headliner. Lillian St. Elmo, 
featured, announced the contest in 
"one" while the ring was laid out 
over the apron. Her voice is rather 
thin for the task. There is at least 
one new boy who volunteered to try 
the mechanician, and he was not 
"put over the jumps. Two of the 
other lads who took training as 
future aviators sent the contest sec- 
tion over to a laughing success. 

Al Raymond, spotted third, made 
himself really welcome with what 
is proba'u.y a new monolog (New 
Acts). He is using dialect, but 
along straight lines. Sarah Padden, 
No. 6, provided an Interesting 
quarter of an hour in "A Little 
Pink" (New Acts). 

Janet of France was on early, but 
made the second spot stand out 
splendidly. She looked very goofl 
in a frock of silver cloth that made 
her trim littl- figure alluring. 
Tommy Tucker made a safe foil'for 
her and played well, though his 
singing Is not so good. Janet Is 
interesting, has a personality and 
is vivacious. She "sold" her rou- 
tine well and received fair reward. 

Rae Eleanor Ball and Brother got 
over nicely, on fifth. Miss Ball is 
patrician in bearing, and the ac- 
companying 'cellist also is of fine 
appearance. Their duets were 
liKed, particularly the encore num- 
ber, with brother whistling and 
strumming his instrument to Miss 
Ball's violin bird imitations to 

Emile Nathane and Julia Sully 
closed. The routine is just fair, but 
among the single dance numbers 
that of Nathane attracted attention. 
Some one Is going to pluck that lad 
out of vaudeville for a production, 
and for cause. He is an acrobatic 
dancer with st*. nts surprising for a 
person his size. Lillian and Henry 
Ziegler opened the show with an 
equilibristic routine, topped off by 
an unusual finale stunt. The man 
balances a sort of ladder without 
rungs upon his shoulders. The girl 
mounts, strapping her feet to the 
top. Then by alternately lifting her 
legs she ascends. The device is 
along the principle of an auto jack, 
and the stunt is daring. Jbce, 

were next booked for Auburn and 
had to make the trip via Ithaca and 
over a trolley line from there to Au- 
burn. We arrived only just in time 
for the matinee and without time for 
a real lunch. 

"And then he failed to get us to 
Rochester and failed to make ar- 
rangements for curtains, lights or 
anything needed for the perfor- 
mance. We had to go on the stage 
without having dinner, and I did my 
best to make the most of the .dis- 
tressing situation. 

"In the circumstances, It was. of 
course, impossible to please the pub- 
lic. I appreciate the patience the 
audience showed, and want to thank 
my friends for their leniency. The 
full program could not be given, 
and the whole engagement was a 
frightful disappointment to me and 
to the members of the company. 

"The manager was not in my em- 
ploy, but I was working for him 
and he alone is to be blamed for 
all that went wrong." 


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bell Js said to have paid a |1, 500 I persons as Cincinnati's dumping 


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coincided with those of Mr. Tudor, 
Mr. Hornberger and Mr. Pierson. I 
would be derelict in my duty if I 
did not stop it." 

The Methodist ministers' as.socIa- 
tion Monday adopted resolutions 
condemning the play and appealing 
to the Shuberts and city authorities 
to stop it. 

Manager Pine is negotiating for 
use of the Hippodrome, a big pic- 
ture and vaudeville house in New- 
port, Ky., just over the river. He 
said that the company had lost 
about $4,000 by Mayor Carrel's 
action, as the Cox was^eold out for 
Monday night's performance, as 
well as Tuesday night and Wednes- 
day matinee. 

Kenton county authorities refused 
to permit the play to be shown at 
Ludlow, Ky.. near Newport. 

Mayor Carrel's prder was based 
op a city ordinance. Attorneys Al- 
fred M. Shohl, Ben Heidingsfeld 
and Alfred Lipp represented the 
theatre, and City Solicitor Saul 
Zielonka the mayor. 

Monday night the company's 
baggage was moved ^rom the house. 

City Commissioners of Newport 
yesterday refuged to let "The Rubi- 
con'' in that city after arrangements 
were m^dc to open with it at the 
Plaza. The Commissioners said 
Newport was regarded by some 

membATS ot EiQuity who now profess | 
hostility to the "closed shop," and 
prove a haven for them. 

Other speakers wer« Ben Johnson, 
on "the right to strike, and the right 
to work." a subject which he handled 
in an unbiased manner and in 
terms which showed his complete 
grasp of his subject. It was straight 
from the shoulder and enlightening. 

Lester Lonergati stated a few 
cold facts in condensed form which 
reached their objective in a direct 
line, and recited several Incidents to 
illustrate which they did. His 
doxology was, "Now look the facts 
in the face. Make up your mind, 
then bend your back and bear the 
burden, with a smile." 

There were probably between 160 
and 200 present, amongst them were 
Ruth Chatterton, Marjorie Wood, 
Blanche Bates, Billie Burke, Mrs. 
Chas Coburn, Janet Beecher, Laura 
Hope Crewes, Mrs. Sidney Toler, 
May Irwin, Julia Arthur, Eileen 
Huban. Gladys Hanson, Grace 
George, Amy Hodges, Marion Kirby, 
' Kenyon Bishop, Wilson Reynolds, 
Sidney Toler, Lawrence D'Orsay, 
Holbrook Blin, Curtis Cooksey, 
Louis Mann, Edward Mackay. B'en 
Johnson, Charles Sellon, Alan Dyne- 
hart, Lester Lonergan, and many 
other stage celebrities. 



The hospital aeason Is officially opened. I have my annual attack q( 
flu, laryngitis and all that It means. Including a recurrenca of the lama 
optics and a heart that Just won't behave — one of thosa "population" of, 
the heart attacks. 

About this time every year I get everything that's going. In fact, I get 
it whether it's coming or going. I can catch anything In the world 
except the mouse that looks defiantly at me. as it does a^ Gaby giid« 
across my floor each night. 

There are two mouse traps in the room, loaded with N. V. A. cheese^ 
but the mouse carefully eschews them. I wonder sometimes if he Isn't. 
In sympathy with the White Rats, and therefore spurns N. V. A. cheese. 

I haven't dared look at a newspaper in two weeks. I can't read or 
answer my mail. I am dictating this in a room as dark as I wish my 
hair was. I can't lie flat on account of my heart. I can't sit up on 
account of my back. I can stilL hear, though. But whatever hopes I 
may have had of getting out of the stenches by Christmas have been 
blasted. ■, ''/'.i-'".':- .'■:':■■:■:.'■:'■■ '•■•.'■ •■■.' \' ■' 

guarantee for the Castle show and 
lost $500 on it. The Show played at 
the ^olonlal. 

The performance is said to Ji?lve 
been so ragged Isbell made an 
apology to the dissatisfied play- 
goers in th*» 'R*»rkBhir*> "F.aprle" of 
Pittsfleld. Miss Castle herself real- 
ized the performance had been very 
unsatisfactory and instead of ap- 
pearing at the Masonic hall for 
dancing after the show, as sched- 
uled, retired to her hotel imme- 
diately after the last curtain. 

Miss Castle v as to have given 
four dances with her partner, Wm. 
Reardon, but after the second num- 
ber the dancer collided with the 
scenery and the show was brought 
■^ to an abrupt end, the audience de- 
nouncing the attraction as it liled 
out of the theatre. 

Rochester, N. T., Nov. 1. 

Following an engagement in this 
city that proved to be a fiasco, Irene 
Castle cancelled her tour with a 
company of Russian dancers. The 
blame for this move is placed by 
her .squarely ui)on the shoulders of 
the management of her tour. She 
was booked for a concert in this 
city at Convention Hall, beginning 
at 8.15 p. m.. but it was over an hour 
later before any member of the 
company appeared. Then the pro- 
gram was cut because of lack of 
time, lack of scenery and stage ac- 
commodations. Later she said that 
none of the members of the com- 
pany had sui)i)er, due to the lack of 
arrangements on the part of her 

Speaking over the phone from her 
home at Ithaca, Mrs. Castle gave 
the following statement: "I should 
like to exonerate from criticism the 
Rochester man, V. W. Raymond, who 
booked us at Convention Hall. 

"It was not his fault and not mine 
that we were late in arriving under 
such trying conditions. It was all 
due to the ineflflcJency of the man- 

ground, and if the play was too 
tough for the Queen City they didn't 
want it. Manager Pipe threatened 
to bring suit to force the Commis- 
sioners to see the show before con- 
demning it. 

"The Rubicon" company will 
leave for New York Wednesday 
night, canceling Wheeling next 
week. The show reopens Nov. 13 in 

(Continued from page 1) 
placing either with any show on the 
circuit for a week at a time or 
longer. Miss Castle closed her con- 
cert tour In Rochester, N. Y., and 
was at liberty; Miss Baycs closes 
in "Queen o* Hearts" at the Cohan, 
New York, next week, while Miss 
Tanguay opened with a Shubert 
unit at Hartford, Conn., Monday, to 
play the week and will omit the 
unit engagement for next week 
only, when she is billed to appear 
at Loew's State, New York. 

It is said the unit controllers have 
issued orders to secure "names" at 
any reasonable price, with no ex- 
ceptions as to what "names" shall 
be secured, and instructions to es- 
peciall go after picture stars. Wes- 
ley Barry is the first picture name 

The Central, New York, this week 
increased its week-day scale from 
$1.50 to ^$2 top, exclusive of tax. 
Two or three theatres on the ch.ain 
have been charging $1.50. 

Even my enemies have complimented me on a goqd heart. And now 
these medical re -write men have discovered that my heart is all wrong. 
I must keep perfectly quiet, lest I shove it off its trolley. 

One doctor told me to exclude coffee because it affects my heart, and 
five days later, when a heart specialist was called in, the first thing he 
ordered was caffein. . v.'^-^.. • » > T / 



(Continued from page 1) 

Just about that sanie time, while being given a hypodermic of adrenlin 
for the heart, the needle which we discovered later had the point bent 
like a fish-hook; must have struck a coarse and stubborn wire some 
place in me. Anyway, It caured a painful abrasion and swclllngi The 
house doctor ordered a hot water bottle applied to It. "And if that 
doesn't relieve it," he said, "B»*t an ice bag on it." 

Doesn't that remind us of the old .»tory Elizabeth Murray used to tell 
about the old colored nurse, who, when asked If she used a thermometer 
to test the temperature of the baby's bath, replied: 

"Lawd, honey, I don't need no 'mometer. I'sc got a way to find out 

whether the water's too hot or too cold. I just fills the bath tub and 
l>uts the baby in. If the baby turns red, it's too hot. If it turns blue. 
It's too cold." _ 

This' surely Is a day of specialists. For every new ailment there is a 
new Ivind of doctor. Dr. Sayre. the orthopedic, has been attending my 
spine for three y^r;;}. but Dr. George D. Stewart, the surgeon, always 
performs my operations. 

When my eyes go back on me. Dr. Krug. the optometrist, must pre- 
fcribe.- When my teeth had to be extricated. Dr. Houseman's wrecking 
crew prescribed. Then, when my tonri's had to be pried fiom their 
moorin??. Dr. OConnell did the honors. Now that my heart has filed 
;i complaint. Dr. Mandcl, the thcraiieutic, mu.-'t take the helm. 

There's a different man to handle cvciy part — it's just like as.^^embling 

a Ford, • • ■ , 

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Heretofore when the doctor.=; thought a certain thing was retarding 
my recovery, it was removed, and you would Le surprised to know how 
n.any things a human being can do without — and live. Gall bladders, 
appendixes, ton.«ils and any number of other things can be dispensed 
j with and never missed. Put I'll be dog-goncd if I am not rather curious 
and the Keith-Proctor-Moss string, , to knov^ how they are going to remove my heart, without, to say- the 
arc to have the first booking on the i^a^t impairing my future. 

I production. The A. B.C. combina- 



<Continue<l from page 12) 
tion of law ^r\il order. If It comes 
to a showdown in 1924, I think you 
will find that many Equity members 
will prove our case for us. by refus- 
ing to strike, refusing to break con- 
tracts or walking out of theatres, 
as they did in 1919. 

'The Fidelity League has been re- 
ferred to as a managers organiza- 
tion, and I think the fact, that I, 
Henry Miller, a manager (though 
first of all, an 'actor), was elected 
to the ofilce of president, may have 
furnished the weapon for that kind 
of attack. I want to take that 
weapon away from them when my 
term expires, or sooner If possible. 
My member.ship I shall always re- 
tain, if you will allow me that 
privilege and I can be just as loyal 
to Fidelity on the floor as in the 
chaii'. I really think that « simon- 
pure actor, male or female, should be 
president of the Fidelity League. 
And for that reason, I say, I will be 
your janitor, yodr doorman or any- 
thing but your president, if you wfll 

At this point there was bedlam, 
everybody refusing to consider Mr. 
Miller's withdrawal from the presi- 
dency. The proposition was ruled 
out of order, as no action in the 
matter can be taken until the next 
election. This was greeted with ap- 
plause which lasted fully two 
minutes, testifying to the esteem in 
which Mr. Miller is held by the 

tion will not be considered in the 
prospective deals ior tiie 

i Doctors are queer dicks. A couple of weeks ago I used a story in the 
puiure. . 'Evening Mail " ahout i>r. Sayrr. He lu'd ine tiie iK-xt day he would 
No business with the a.s.soclatlon ^^^j^ rather I hadn't done It— that doctors should not be exploited. It 
w.ll be done by Paramount, al- ; ^..^^ ^ violation of medical ethics.- 

though members of it can book the j j ^^id him that with the editing of my .<!i)inal column his responsibility 
picture individually. . cj^ased; that he had nothing tp do with my newspaper column, and re- 


A 100 per cent. Increase over the 
highest, an exhibitor has paid for 
any Paramount picture will be the 
basis on which "Knighthood" is to 
be sold. There has been no general 
quota placed on the production as 
yet, but the gross is figured to top 
anything touched by any feature 
production released in the history 
of filmdom. 

At present "Knighthood" Is being 
shown In New York, London, Chi- 
cago and Los Angeles, and Is to 
open in Detroit pext week In oppo- 
sition to Douglas Fairbanks* "Robin 
Hood.'* The two pictures arc also 
to clash in Boston with the, Fair- 
banks people trying to secure the 
Trtmont Temple there. 

minded him that he was as helpless in my hands as 1 am in his. 

Page Izry EinstcinI i 

He is overlooking a bet. Every night the patients on this floor are 
treated by Crow. Haig and Holland. Not gin. rye and Scotch, as ons 
would <is.sume, but by nurses names are Katherine Crow, Lillian 
Haig and Grace Holland. / 

The nearest thing I have seen to alcohol is the kind they rub my back 
with. They don't leave that in the rootn. I guess they are afraid I will 
drink it. 

Sometimes they serve me a Soviet cocktail — meaning Russian oil. I 
have taken so much of it I expect to slide out of bed and join the Bolshe- 
viks any minute. 

I^'ifit night, however, the nurse varied the routine. She calmly walked 
in with one of those "It-is-more-bles.'^ed-to-give-than-to-receivc" expres- 
sioqs and handed me -eastor oil for a change. 


nger of the enterprise by^^hom I ofllcers and members of the Fidelity 


Mr. Kyle referred to the quietude 
of the league, and said that this 
very restraint was somewhat re- 
sponsible for a certain lack of in- 
terest, but that interest would un- 
doubtedly revive when thrown into 
action again, as it may be in 1924, 
at which time. If Equity feels like 
trying to enforce the "closed shop," 
Fidelity will be the only friend to 
stand between "the manager and 
calamity. Also, Fidelity then might 

was employed. I have cancelled my 
contract with him and have refu.ved 
to fulfill any more engagements 
which he made for me. This man- 
ner failed utterly to arrange our 
schedule so we could reach the 
places bodked on time. He had us 
riding in a day coach from Mass- 
achusetts to Binghamton, with no 
dinner on our train. W^e reached 
Binghamton an hour late and found 
nothing had been done for us there. 
We had to go on with the program 
Without time to eat our dinner. We 


Omaha, Oct. 24. 
Editor Variety:— 7i 

We would like to correct an im- 
pression in your San Francisco 
news regarding the Pantages show 
some two weeks n.^&. 

The review stated the "stunt" 
Valentine Vox did that sounded like 
double -voiced singing wa:< a bit 
done by Ketch and Wilma some 
weeks previous. 

This Is a mistake. Mr. Vox is not 
doing any bit taken from our act. 
Mr. Vox announces at the close of 
his ventriloquial act ho will sing in 
two voices simultaneously, then up 
stage against his back drop he sings 
softly, his wife, concealed In the 
drop back of him, singing harmony. 

Fred Ketch announces he will 
sing In two distinct volcef^ at the 
same time, and standing on a re- 
hearsal board over the orchestra, 
with stage and house lights up, he 
does sing in baritone and tenor at 
one time, unassisted. 

This is a vocal accomplishment. 

What's in a Name? 

The patient who occupies the next room to mine is 60 tld. Her 
last name is Ray and her first name is Violet. ^ 

La.«t spring, at one time, the line-up of nurses o© this hal wasMiss 
Lyons. Miss Cooney and Ring. There was a patient on tho hall 
named Lamb, but they never got her confused with me. I am the goat! 

b« a beaconlight to guide those ) not a trick. Ketch and Wilma. 

A doctor and an undertaker are hardly the people one would choose 
off-handedly for cheerful entertainment And yet. I don't know when I , 
have enjoyed anything more than the simultaneous visits of Mrs. Frank 
Campbell, wife of the undertaker ("Happiness in Every Box') and Dr. 
George D. Stewart, president of the Academy of Medicine. 

No, Mrs. Campbell did not bring her .samples along. Nor was there 
anything funereal about her. But she did bring me a pair of Chinese 
slippers. Dr. Stewart reminded her of' the old superstition that if you 
give shoes to anyone, they will walk away from you. 

"Well," said Mrs. Campbell, "she couldn't get very far in Chin<^se 

We had been di.scussing the works of the French scientist, Coue, on 
"The Practice of Auto-Suggestion, ' and the formula he recommends for 
treatment— "Day by day. in every way. Im getting better'and better." ' 

We asked Dr. Stewart what he thought about it. 

He thought it fine. "I knew*a woman who was bow-legged," he .sai^ 
"She tried Coue's treatment, and now she's knock-kneed.";; .. ,,- 

- • 

G. Horace Mortimer, who takes the newspaper men into his confidence 
about happenings In Shubert vaudeville, was telling me of an amu.**ing 
little incident that happened in his olfice. 

It seems that G. Horace, having no time for lunch, had grabbed a 
couple of bright red apides off a fruit stand and was just sinking his 
molars into one when a young woman of the Century office brees^-d ia - 
on a matter of business. 

"I noticed her looking at the other apple which lay untouched on my ",' he said, "and I suggested she might have It." 

The young lady declined, with thanks. 

Then G. Horace reminded her jocularly of the old saying "that *n appl« 
a day keeps the doctor away." » 

"That's Just it," the young woman replied. "That's why I hate apple** 
My sweetie's a doctor." 

l^nday .nSoVcmber '3, 192f ' 





London. Oct ft. 
At a general meeting of the The- 
atre Royal. Drury Lane. Ltd., Sir 
Alfred Butt announced that owing 
40 the succeoi of "Decameron 
j^Ights" there would be no panto- 
mime this year. Advanced bookings 
ran U\lo January and nothing else 
was likely to be required before next 
Easter. Nearly half a million people 
had paid to see the show and the 
profits already far exceeded the cost 
of production. The reconstruction 
of the theatre had been estimated 
at £100,000, but had actually cost 
£1S4.000. This had been largely 
met by the "Garden of Allah" profits, 
but the company had borrowed 
£70,000 toward the expense. As the 
theatre had only been open nine 
weeks of the present financial year 
there would be no dividend. Last 
year the profits were £45,000. 

Florence Smithson was compelled 
to cancol engagements owing to a 
fall down a flight of steps at the 
Hippodrome, Blackpool. 

The death of O. H. Chirgwin w«s 
reporte<l by the Press Associa- 
tion, Inciuirles, however, elicited 
the information that he was very 
much alive, but reriously ill. Chirg- 
win iff one of the veterans of British 
vaudeville and waa doing the act he 
did all his life when moat of ua we:e 
at school. - ., 

Is throwing up the stacro for the life 
of an explorer and prospector. An 
Australian by birth, her objective is 
Georgetown, British Guinea, near to 
which 8he declares she has proof of 
the existence of diamond mines un- 
tapped except by natives. She will 
lead a party of natives and be un- 
accomapied by any white. Looks 
like a neat little press yarn. 

The world is round and all things 
Ip it seem to run in circles. Sixty 
years ago vaudeville was unknown, 
the only entertainment of the kind 
taking place in the various supper 
rooms: then they cut out the food, 
but the audiences still drank at 
marble-topped tables during the 
show, the tables disappeared and a 
great portioi\. of the "front of the 
house" was taken up by bars, as at 
the "Old Mo.," now the Winter Gar- 
den, and the Standard, now the Vic- 
toria Palace. In their turn, these 
were cut out and the "music hall" 
business flopped. The managers had 
a tough time. building it up and It 
was not until really first-class 
vaudeville such as we now have 
came into being that they really got 
back. Today the circle is complote 
and we .are back at the beginning 
with cabaret and other shows as a 
settlnjT to our evening meals and 
"after the show" light refreshments. 

The Japanes** play "The Tolls of 
Yoshltoma ' can under any cir- 
cumstances only hold the stage of 
the Little for a brief period and re- 
bearsal.H have already begun for tlie 
production of J. L. Davles* "Nine 
0'Cloi"k Kevue." The principals in 
the new show are Morris Harvey, 
iSobbio Blythe, Tripp PMgar (the 
father of ".June," the C. B. Cochran 
star at the Pavilion), Beatrice Lilley. 
Irene Browne and MImi Crawford. 
Production is scheduled for Oct. 23. 


The San Diego, Calif., Speedway 
Association has been formed to 
operate a speedway and race track 
on the site of the old Sweetwater 
track, about 10 miles from the city. 
There will be two grandstands and 
30 pits for racing cars, a racing 
track 60 feet wide and one a quar- 
ter mile to the lap. The horse rac- 
ing track of one mile will be graded 
on the inside rail of the speedway. 
J. E. McF''adden of San Diego is the 
managing director. A. M. Young 
of the Los Angeles speedway Is 
consulting director , 

Spalding & Bros., the sporting 
goods firm, are offering in San 
PYancisco another golf cup this year 
for theatrical contestants. The cup 
offered last year was won by Wil- 
bur Mack. 

Irene Vanbrugh and Dion Boucl- 
cault will tour Australia In the 
spring. Meanwhile she will appear 
in thi' Loon M. Lion revival of 
Pinero's "Mid -Channel" during the 
forthcoming Pinero play-cycle. 

The internal revenue department 
will sell Floyd Fltzsimmon.s' fight 
arena at Michigan City to satisfy a 
claim of 19,000 alleged to be due for 
failure to .>ay admiss'on taxes on 
three bouts staged thcr« during the 

The complete cast of Sybil Thorn - 
dyke's matinee production of 
"Mede.i" i.s Sybil Thorndykc, Lillian 
Mowbray, J^ieslie Faber, I^awrence 
Anderson, Bramber Wills, Rosina 
Pillipa, Charles "Manners and Lewis 

Eddir; Vogt, who has been one of 
the successes of "The Broken Wing" 
at the Duke of Yorks, la desirous of 
resigning his part, that of the secret 
service man, in order to return 
home, having had news from Amer- 
ica that his wifo ia ill. However. 
80 that the management should not 
be left In the lurch, he is carrying 
on until an actor is found In London 
to follow him. Monte Wolf is re- 
hearsing the role. 

After some weeks of Indecision, 
Fred Melville has announced there 
will be a pantomine at the Lyceum 
as usual. The business done by 
"Old Bill M.P." led to the rumor 
that the Bairnsfather play would 
run on through Christmas. 

The end of the seaside season has 
again raided the q»ier.tion "What be- 
comes of Pierrots in the Winter- 
time?" Some at least are boarding 
houses proprietors and setMe down 
to wait until the next season, vau- 
deville and the ret?ular stage absorb 
many, others hav.» small businesses 
which have been koi)t going by the 
family during the summer, one pop- 
u'ar comedian drives a taxi in Car- 
diff, and the smaller fry, the "busk- 
ers," carry on very much as before 
arou.! 1 the theatre queues and the 
Rlrret.s of the groat cities. 

I^Ianagers are st:ll struggling to 
deal with the question of unem- 
ployment. During the Lyn Harding^ 
(Jrayson revival of "The Speckled 
B.'ind" tho jurymen were all one- 
time well-known old players, the 
"supers " for the production of 
"Lcatherface" will be recruited from 
the t^ame source, and several West 
Knd producers are making work for 
tho unemployed. 

Tom Bourke, formerly connected 
with the dramatic department of 
the Chicago "Evening American," 
and later publl.sher of seven«l week- 
lies, was the main factor of the re'- 
cently restored racing in Chicago, 
which went over with a bang at '.he 
old Hawthorne track. Oral betting 
was winked at. Bourke conceived 
the idfa of organizing tho Illinois 
Jockey Club, pledged to legislate 
the Sport of Kings >»ack to that 
State. lie got all the merchants 
and the most respectable and 
prominent citizens of the town be- 
hind him, and the Hawthojiie ven- 
ture was indicative of how serious- 
ly the move has been taken. A new 
bill, backed by the association, will 
go before the forthcoming Legis- 
lature. Bourke will lobby it at 


The Flotilla restaurant, on Sixth ^ could make It stronger if they 

avenue, near Fifty-fifth street, is 
to shortly open under the manage- 
ment of a downtown restaurant 
man. It Is Deputy Police Commis- 
sioner Dr. John A. Harriss' property, 
and the commissioner is reported 
having asked |60,000 annually for 
the lease, inclusive of the equip- 
ment, excluding, however, the up- 
per floor, which is now the police- 
men's clubrooma. Bill Werner had 
nearly consummated a lease for the 
property in the summer, but nego- 
tiations ended when certain condi- 
tions were Imposed concerning the 
operation of the restaurant. 

wanted to tell the trutli. 

Billy Haas, formerly of Shanley's 
has opened, with Varesio as hla 
partner, the Billy Haas restaurant 
at 233 West Forty-fifth street, op- 
posite the Plymouth theatre. Vare« 
slo was the chief chef at Shanley's. 

Sir John Martin Harvey has in 
preparation a new version of the 
morality play "Everyman," which 
he will produce during his forth- 
coming tour. 

Whereas the Chinese at His Ma- 
jesty's are being paid at the rate of 
S pounds a week, another West End 
house is paying its supers a figure 
Working out at little over 30 shil- 
lings. When "Leatherface" Is pro- 
duced the supers will be drawn from 
the ranks of bonafide actors who 
*re unemployed. 

Hesketh Vernon Heaketh-Prlt- 
chard, D. S. O.. M. C, author of 
"Don Q" and many other novels and 
plays, left £6,951. 

Rosa Lynd died in London, Oct. 8. 
Ofl^ the stage she was known as 
Rosalind, Lady Chetwynd. The 
daughter of a rich New York lawyer, 
William Holt Secor, she made a 
runaway marriage with Sir Guy 
(then Mr.) Chetwynd in Jan. 1902. 
She divorced him in 1909. She was 
trained for the stage at the Guild- 
hall School of Music and made her 
first professional appearance In a 
music-hall sketch In 1914. After 
several other vaudeville engage- 
ments she Joined Sir Gerald du 
Mauricr and appeared at Wynd- 
ham's In "London Pride." She 
visited New York and played at the 
Punch and Judy. Returning to 
England In 1920 she ran her own 
season at the Comedy. 

Barry Jackson, director of the 
Birmingham Repertory Theatre, who 
will produce the music-drama "The 
Immortal Hour" at the Regent Is 
one of the favored members of the 
producing fraternity. He is 42 years 
of age and popularly supposed to 
have an income of £50.000 a year. 
His hobby is his Birmingham 
on which he loses an average of 
£6,000 a year. He was responsible 
for the original production of 
"Abraham Lincoln," and it was his 
encouragement which put John 
Drinkwater in the position he oc- 
cupies among British authors. The 
Birmingham Repertory, a replica of 
the Munich Art Theatre, only holds 
£72 at capacity. 

A fair insight into how fast the 
bookies think — and how tight they 
are-^is given by a tale of several 
sporting writers at Empire, Yon- 
kers. A horse that had no chance 
was entered. He waa a newcomer 
and he went in at 12 to 1. Some 
of the scribes had an argument 
about how to spell the steed's mon- 
icker, and each asked one of the 
bookies. The odds went to 3 to 1, 
though nobody bet on the horse, 
just because of the "interest." 

George P. Poison, a well-known 
provincial actor, died suddenly dur- 
ing a supper party following a bene, 
fit show at Chatham, Sept. 29. 

It Is strange that John Drlnk- 
^ater's new play. "Mary Stuart," 
■hould have been produced as such 

* small and out-of-the-way house 
*s the Everyman, Hampstead. The 
play tells little new about the ill- 
fated Queen and the three men 
Whose lives and deaths had so much 
to do with her destiny. In tho first 
*ct, Darnley is insanely Jealous of 

»!**'" and sings indecent songs 
about his wife, spits in the Italian's 
»ace. and ultimately leads him into 
the trap which ends i the murder 
of the favorite. The second act con- 
cern.s the murder of Darulev and the 
"»P:nt of M;,ry with the bully. Both- 
well. Tho i)'.'iy is in two acts with 

* proloi? .showing an old Scotchm.m 
tryini? to comfort a youni; friend wife hns ju.^t hrdted with an- 
otaer }lo ar«u<>3 that some 
■'Worn* n TPu.ot h.Tve moro than one 
•over .in<l .an do so without bf'in^' 

George Robey is due back at the 
Alhambra at Christmas. 

One of the big things of the Carl 
Rosa season will be the introduc- 
tion of new principals who are recent 
"discoveries." Three include Ethel 
Austen, until recently a Liverpool 
typist, Ben Williams, a coal miner; 
Gwynne Davles. formerly the con- 
ductor f)f a iioii-«' choir; 
Olive Gilbert, a school-teacher; 
Trevor lOvans, a Welsh barilinie; 
Horace Vincent and W. J. Aspden 
both well-known North Country 
concert vocalists. 


'en Richard.son. who has fre- 
quently piuyjd in West End revues. 

Marie Kendall, one of our veteran 
comediennes who is appearing at 
the Alhambra, once worked seven 
halls a night at probably con.sidrr- 
ably money than she is gcttins 
at the Alhambra although she has 
three .shows a day there. Her poven 
shows were the Alhambra. thr ox- 
ford (two show.^), Bolrnonl.s. 
Quern's. Poplar, the Canterbury 
and the Paragon. The "turn work 
ing" was done with tho help «'f a 
l-roucrhrim drawn by two wliile, Ions- 
tailed horses. 

Strong in players, strong In man 
agers and strong in cities repre- 
*>' tied, the New York State basket- 
ball league has opened its season, 
Albany playing Troy in the Collar 
City and Cohoes meeting Kingston 
down the river. The other two 
teams, Amsterdam and Schenec- 
tady, get under way Friday. In 
the group of managers, all experi- 
enced men, are Neil McGrath and 
Eddie Long, Troy; Richard J. Don- 
lon, Cohoes; Bill Heplnstall, Al- 
bany; Fay Ii%nan, Schenrctady; 
Louis J. Sykes, Amsterdam; I'rank 
Morganweck, Kingston. The teams 
are permitted to carry an un- 
limited number of players the first 
two weeks and will theroforo try 
out a bunch of new ba.'^ket tosscrs, 
but when they get down to the 
championship struggle the clubs 
will undoubtedly rely on their old 

Troy has Hiser, Evers, Druggy, 
Brennan, Haggerty, Kophchick, 
Haverty, Long, T«Jorman, Sheehan, 
Boyle and Ripley to pick frou», with 
chances favoring the first seven 
men. Barry. O'Neil, Kampmeler, 
Case and Gilligan are expected to 
represent Cohoes, with Quinn and 
Vincent as extras. Sedran, Frlod- 
mar. and Riconda will be the big 
three on Albany, supported by Nu- 
gent, Duval. Rus.sell and O'Neill. 
Schenectady will have three New 
York men in uniform and the re- 
mainder locals. Amsterdam pins its 
hopes on Kennedy, Smolick, 
mer, Cosgrovc and Stewart. Kings- 
ton is going in strong for the family 
stuff with the three Powers broth- 
ers, Charlie. Artie and Ralph, in its 
line-up. Carl and Mike Husta may 
also play. Borgman and Knobloch 
complete tho Kingston squad. 

Down in Greenwich Village, on 
Sixth avenue, is one of those places 
with colored animal name being op- 
erated by an ex-Intornnl revenue 
agent. This makes tho selling of 
liquor wide open easy because of 
tho fi.rmer connection, despite the 
stationing of officers who look in 
periodically, but do not "see" any- 
thing. Occasional visits from liquor 
smellers are more or less of a for- 
mality, the enforcement boys look- \ trlct 
ing in every nook and cranny ex- 
cepting the proper places. "It" sells 
at a dollar a copy with a short gin- 
ger ale glaRS, plentifully loaded wKh 
ice, going at 60 cents. No food is 
sold. From the liquor and ginger 
ale sales a six-people dance orches- 
tra is maintained, in addition to a 
fair cabaret program. Paralleling 
this is a saloon running full blast 
In New York's ghetto that operates 
by virtue of tho proprietor being 
tho couFln of one of the dry force's 
champ liquor de'ectors. Everything 
Is openly .«!old across the bar at a 
scale that Is cheap compared to the 
up own prices, although considered 
high down there. It is not sufll- 
clently known to attract the sophis- 
ticated, although a case goods cache 

Differentiating Ben Riley's Ar- 
rowhead Inn on West 177th street, 
and August , Janssen's Hofbrau 
House, at 1214 Broadway, New 
York, as a "public and common 
nuisance." the United States Attor- 
ney General, William Hayward, has 
brought Federal Court injunction 
proceedings against both resorts to 
restrain their alleged violations of 
the prohibition act and thus abate 
a public nuisance. George Service. 
Rile^s manager, and two other em- 
ployes of the Arrowhead Inn are 
named co-defendants, and in the 
Janisen suit Frits Singer, manager, 
and another waiter are also involved 
as co-defendants. These are but 
two of several United States Dis- 
court suits against lesser 
known public eating places. 

Harry Rose, arrested during the 
racing season at Saratoga last sum- 
mer charged with impersonating a 
federal prohibition agent and ex- 
torting money for alleged Immunity 
In the sale of liquor, was sentenced 
to a year and a day In Atlanta 
prison by Federal Judge Frank 
Cooper at Auburn, N. Y. The 
fact that he was an ex-service 
man saved him from a three-year 
term. He posed successively as a 
prohibition agent, deputy collector 
of internal revenue, intelligence 
agent and income tax Inspector, 
hoodwinking 128 Saratoga saloon 
keepers and boot'eggers Into believ- 

ing,' that ho could furnish them 
the vicinity is getting the real i "protection" at flOO per week during 

money from mouth to mouth rec- August. 

ommendatlon. j 

I More than twice as many deaths 

Bill Hanleyi formerly an enter- were caused from alcoholism during 
tainer nt Shanley's cabaret. New the fir: t seven months of this year 
York, and since admitted to the bar, as during a similar period Inst yeur, 
becoming a prominent attorney and , according to a review of vital statls- 

polltlcal leader of Hoboken, In- 
dulged In a prohibition debate at 
Camden. N. J. It was politics, with 

tics issued by the Vow York Stato 
Department of Health this week. 
Deaths this year from such a cause 

Mr. Hanley taking the i.egatlve on were reported at 172. while there 
behalf of Governor Edwards. Mr. were 83 last year. The report stated 
Hanley argued in the main that that the greatest Increase In deaths 
prohibition Is not and never has from alcoholism was In New York 
been on the level; that it is merely Ciiy and the next greatest In the 
a blind for grafting and that no one rural sections. Tho smallest In- 
dealing in liquor who gives up crease was In up-State cities as a 
properly and to everyone who de- ' group, but even in these It was 3- 
Clares in, is bothered (pinched). , per cent. 
It is said Mr. Hanley even went 

farther In his argument, stating 
that the pinches and raids in tho 

Dance halls In Seattle engn!>:ing 
girls as dancing partners for maUj 

liquor tral^c have been mostly patrons, chief among whom are 
caused by squealers who tipped off ' stage women, show girls, etc, v ho 

because they did not get a piece 
of the money that pas.scd, or because 
the man handling the liquor would 
not give up to them. Any number 
of Insiders will wholly agieo with 
Mr. Hanley's argument, and many 

have taken to this new field because 
of so many dark theatres In tho 
northwest and panicky conditions, 
will not close for the present. The 
war started by the city council has 
(Continued on page 38) 


Anita Elson has J«/lned the n.^^t of 
"The .*-'mith Family' nt the Emp T' . 
replacing Cora (Jnlfith, who is auf- 
(CoiUinugd on piL''^ 40) 

I'Vanklc Quill, the Colgate Coihgr' 
welterweight, h pnod to box Lefty 
Major cL Adams, tlic rrnd: figlilcr 
in tho Berkshire regions, in the 
Ht If bout of ton r- i^nds of a 
show to b«» staged Lv- the i'i'il.^li<M 
A. 4; — of l^ i U K»tMi4i, j V IaMH., fc u N ti- 
vcniher -. Quill i.s < ne «»f the few 
men going 'o c( llf*ge ^^ ho is frying 
to pay hi'* cxp-nses by en^.-iging 
:n j<iofcs.siui»ul fight.i. 

A rumor in ba.M'hall circle.s suys 
Frank Chance, former manager f>f 
he ('l.ic!i,t:'. C-jb.<^. is nefking to ob- 
tain a fr.n.chso in tho Inlc-raaUonal 
Ltui,»i<-' f^'' Montreal, 

London, Oct. 20. 

The feverish summer campaign 
that is the usual thing with popular 
music publishers has meant the 
creation of an entirely new program 
of numbers for the winter season. 
Time was when the Kngllsh pub- 
lisher leisurely started his cam- 
paigns on a selection of numbers 
about June, and by October had 
sorted out the "possibles" which 
were to bo featured In the Christmas 
pantomimes with the certain and 
comfortable knowledge he would get 
at least one or two hits to carry 
him over the season. Today, with 
big professional organizations and 
other big overh(;ad cxptn.sts, the 
English publisher, like his brother 
American, needs a hit every month. 

The summer campa'^n nt Black- 
pool .and I)otif,'las realiy resulted in 
a duel between Rert Fcldman and 
I^awrenco Wright, which on occa- 
sions h d to confli-^ts between the 
employes of hotj.ies. There 
was also an aftermath of claims 
against various employees for 
breach of contract In respect to 
services, the fnvorite hobljy being 
to steal one another's men. 

Feldman at one time owned the 
Lawrence Wright Music Co.. but 
Wright, after a while, got tired of 
working up .a nice for Feld- 
man, with the restilt ho arranged 
to i>urcba.He the business on the In- 
Kt.'ilment plan, and now every time 
I'f.'ldnian gets an In.staltnent he uses 
it to create fre.wh trouble fnr 
rrnre Wrtght. 

I''ranci8. Day &- Hiint«>r with a 
bett(r .'••lection of hou^^s and a lot 
of Kood luck have inanaf^ed (o put 
over .some hit.s; their utaff being 
b»ll<r broijRlit up b'lven't been 
liKbting with the olber boys. 

FeMmnn'.s new juoi:jpjirii <'/)ri3i.stM 

"Shuffbng Alcng." IV;. e:l.lion. 

"Hiawatha's Melody of Love, Hd 

Frhncls A Day have two v< j y 
promising numbers In: 

"Stu-nblino." 2s. edition. 

"If Winter Comet," i**. edition. 

Lawrence Wright Is dev«»tinj-f bis 
energies to 

"Caravan." , - -- 

Tho Herman Darewski Co has 
plenty of good material, chiefly ftoni 
the Irving Berlin catalog, but h< em 
to lack the dynamic force and or- 
ganization necessary to put them 
over ns hits. 

Tho best sellers have been: 

"Peggy O'Neir (F. D. & H.), 2s. 


•The Sheik" (I?. F. & Co.), 2s. 


"Sally" (L. W. & C.>. Cd. edition. 

TTie sales for the two former are 
round about 200,000 copies, whilst 
"Sally," done between 600,000 
.and «00,000 in the 6d. edition. 

Other good sellers are: 

"Crooning" (li. F. A; Co.), 2«. 

"Moonlight" (U. F. & Co.), 2s. 

"Ma" (U. F. & Co ), 6d edition. 

"Tippy Canoe" (!'. D & II.), 2.s. 

"Say It With Music" (F. D. & H). 
2s. edition. 

"Pucker Up and Whistle" (F. D. A, 
H.), Cd. edition. 

"Golden Dreamboat" (T^ W. A 
Co). 2^. ed fi(<n. 

"Dapper Dan" (B'. D. & H). Cd. 

.Several new musical comedy pro* 
! duetions have been launched. The 
mo.Ht promising are: "The La-^t 
I Waliz" (O-srar Strau.s), at tho Gai- 
ety, and "The Cabar«,t Girl" (Kern), 
at the Winter (harden, both of whl( h 
aie playing prHctieally to capacity, 
rill Phi." at the London Pavilion; 
"Whrbd Into Happlnejw," at the 
l.yrl ". nnd "The I.Ady of the Kose." 
(Continu'-'d on page .*<?) 



Friday, November 3, 1922 



em Circuit and the Eastern Cir- 
cuit — fur brevity — operating tost'th- 
er on th(»« sixth floor of the I'alace 
Theatre lUiihling in New York — and 
neither have trcn:hc(l tipon the 
ether's territory — by aRreements 
Which have been running through 
a long period of years liave divided 
the United Slates territorially in 
this fashion so that they absolutely 
control the vaudeville production in 
the I'nited States. 

This control began • In 1900 or 
Bhortly after 1900. It was loose 
and nebulous in its early Inception. 
It was known as the Western Man- 
agers' Vaudeville Association on 
the one hand and the Eastern Man- 
agers' Vaudeville Association on 
the other. 

By agreements made, by prac- 
tices resorted to and Indulged in. 
these defendants finally acquired 
absolute domination and conft'ol 
■which we shall establish by the 
evidence. In the flrst place, we 
phall show your Honor that they re- 
sorted first to the rudimentary 
weapon of pulling shows or breaking 
np shows of any competitor in order 
to get control: that this was the 
earlier and more brutal weapon of 
destruction employed by them to 
eliminate any sort of control except 
their own; and that finally they 
gathered a nucleus of theatres, the 
Keith circuit in the east and the 
Orpheum circuit in the west, and by 
a combination of these theatres and 

in the eastern district, which either 
by ownership or control they abso- 
lutely control the booking of on tl»e 
part of the theatre and the booking 
on the part of the artist of the act. 

We shall show Ihat the Orpheum 
circuit owns almost wholly 46 thea- 
tres in the Western circuit, and, in 
addition to owning 46 theatres, 
dominates and controls, by exclu- 
sive booking arrangements, I do not 
know e aetly the number, but prob- 
al»ly 100 or so theatres in the west 
which are united with it in the same 
fashion that these other theatres 
are united with the Keith circuit in 
the east. 

This is what they require. Your 
Honor, with reference to the book- 
ing arrangement: If an agent or 
personal representative goes there 
to book an act, he is required to 
enter into a contract with them. 
The contract provides that he shall 
pay them 5 per cent., which is to 
be collected from the theatre in 
which he plays. This 5 per cent, is 
to be returned to them through the 
medium of this collection agency — 
that is, the theatre that they own 
or do not own. The contract re- 
quires that as to the 52 theatres 
which they own in the Eastern cir- 
cuit, for Instance, the actor or the 
so-called acts shall pay them 5 per 
cent: for giving them a Job with 
themselves. In other words, they 
charge 5 per cent, of the gross of 
the actor's salary at the end of each 

by the combination of bookinfe of« ^^1^ ^^ be returned to them for 
these theatres and by the exclusion engaging him to play in one of their 
of others who sought to conduct own flicatres. They chajge him ex- 
theatres and to conduct vaudeville ^^tly the same 5 per cent, for what 
attractions, they got absoliHecomroJ^ call procuring employment in 

.„ ^» ^^^ theatre which they do not 

©f the vaudeville production in both 

The period around which the most 
Importance evidence revolves is the 
period of 1907. Having acquired the 
theatres, the Keith on the one hand 
in the east, and the Orpheum on 
the other hand in the west, domin- 
ated by Beck in the west and by 
Albce in the east, they undertook to 
prevent anybody engaging in a com- 
petitive business with thenfi, either 
by purchase or by methods or means 
of violence or of pulling plays or of 
destroying or breaking up shows. 

I think It was In 1907 that Keith 
and Albee in tne east had all of the 
theatres except the Percy Williams 
theatres. They made a contract 
"With Percy Williams by which his 
theatres came in, #o as to be booked 
through the United Booking Office. 
At the same time, the Orpheum Cir- 
cuit was making the same general 
consolidation of interests in the 
■west. They made contracts in 1907 
"With Percy Williams, with 
mersteln, by which he was limited 
to a zone In New York City, not per- 
mitted to produce vaudeville for 
twenty years in any other zone; and 
In the same year made contracts 

actually own and for those which 
they do not own but control. Then 
the artist has a representative for 
whom commission la collected, and 
they themsolves, through this 
vaudeville collection agency and the 
Excelsior Collection Agency, collect 
the commission of the agent or rep- 
resentative, which Is 5 per cent., 
and they deduct from that, as they 
did In the plaintiff's case, a half of 
that commission and Jceep that, 
nkiking '. i per cent, which they 
deduct of the total gross of the sal- 
ary of the artist that plays on this 

They provide In their contracts, 
as I have said — and it is so conclu- 
sively contagious so far as black- 
listing Is concerned that there is no 
escape from it — that any * repre- 
sentative of an act or an artist who 
books elsewhere is blacklisted, and 
any artist that plays elsewhere Is 
blacklisted; and any theatre that 
entertains them or permits then* to 
play is blacklisted. And if they are 
all blacklisted, no person is per- 
mitted to deal with any one of these 
blacklisted persons who are en- 

vlth the Shuberts and Klaw & gaged In the production of vaude- 

Erlanger, and the United States I ville. 

Amusement Company, by which they By that means and by a system 

agreed for ten years to abandon all 
forms of production of vaudeville in 
the United States; until in 1907 they 
had themselves Jointly announced in 
public proclamation for which they 
paid, that they together controlled 
the east and the west to the extent 
cf 200 theatres, as early as 1907. 

Since that time, we shall be able 
to show your Honor they have gone 
on and acquired more theatres; so 
that no person can be booked for 
playing in a vaudeville theatre in 
either circuit, the east or the west, 
without being booked through the 
United Booking OflTice in New York 
City on the one hand, and the 
Orpheum Circuit, which Is on the 
same floor of the same building, In 
the other. 

Now let me explain in Just a word 
how this booking operates. In the 
flrat place, we set forth and we ex*- 
pect to prove that any theatre which 
does not permit them to engage Its 
attractions Is outside of and black- 
listed by them In their class; that 
any representative of an artist or 
an act which books with any other 
office in either one of these circuits 
which have been divided. Is opposi- 
tion to them and Is not permitted to 
book with them; that any artist in 
the United States or actor who goes 
upon the stage in a theatre booked 
elsewhere than through their offices. 
Is not permitted to book through 
their ofllce. 

The Couit: You mean, who goes 
©n the vaudeville stage? 

Mr. Littleton: I mean in vaude- 
ville, and I will explain what class 
of vaudeville that refers to in just 
a word. If they make contracts with 
n theatre, if they engage to act for a 
theatre which Is not owned by them 
but which they simply contract for 
or act for. they contract with that 
theatre that it shall pay them and 
that It shall not book any other acts 
except acts booked by these particu- 
tlar agents .and that the artist who 
proes to play in that theatre shall 
jiimself of course not book with any 
bther concern, and If ho does, he is 
-l>1aekll«ted and not permitted to 
book through them again. 

The evidence will show that the 
P. F. Keith Vamlevlllc Exchange and 
the Albee interests and the B. F. 
Keith Interests own either outright, 
wholly or in part 52 theatres in the 
eastern circuit, vaudeville theatre.o, 
or what is called big time vaudeville. 
and that in addition to those .'>2 the- 
utres they book exclusively, in the 
manner in which 1 have partly 
described. 150 theatres which con 

of coercion and by a sy.stem of 

domination they have taken to 

them.selves the entire productoln of 

what Is called big time vaudeville. 
Let me .say before I sit down, if 

Your Honor please, that what is 

really involved in the production 

of big time vaudeville Is the per- 
formance of a play of twice a day 

for an entire week at a theatre. 

That Is what they give as the defi- 
nition of a big time vaudeville. 

Sometimes it is called "two-a-day" 

performances, and for an entire 

week in a theatre. 

Now, this is the way these par- 
ticular acts are delivered to the 

world, I should say, for the purpose 

of elucidating one other point: Of 

course, each of these acts has an 

author. Each vaudeville act has 

behind It somebody who is an 

author of it. It makes no difference 

whether it is always script, al- 
though in most cases it is. But 

whether it be some other form of 

arrangement for its presentation, it 

has behind it an author, and in most 

cases. In a large percentage of 

cases, the act when prepared by the 

author is copyrighted. It is passed 

over by him to a producer, a vaude- 
ville ))roducer, who takes the act, 

clothes it, and surrounds it with 

the necessary paraphernalia, and 

tries it out to see what the act is 

like and what It probably will re- 
sult in when presented. That is the 


The producer then, through an 

agent or through a representative, 

pre.senls It to the booking office, 

which is nothing more or less than 

a vast contracting office for the pur- 
pose of making these contracts for 

the sending of vaudeville 

plays throughout the country. He 
presents it to the booking office 

and it is booked in their forms of 
contract which Your Honor will see 
in the evidence. It Is booked in 
different theatres throughout the 
United States, in different cities, and 
it is booked in frequent cafes across 
the border line of this divided terri- 
tory or from the Keith to tiie Cr- 
l)heum circuit, running across lo the 
Pacific slope. It is booked for a 
.series of weeks, and this act, when 
it is booked, carries with it, in send- 
ing it out under the contracts made 
by the defendant, from city to city 
and from theatre to theatre, the 
paraphernalia, the accoutrement 
nece.-^sary to produce it in each par- 
ticular place. 

It is a fact. If the Court pl'^ase. 

_ that there are v.hat are called some i circuit In the west. In other words, 

•tltutValtogether about 200 theatres! small time theatres outside of tM he was ruled out of the field and his 

big time field, such as picture 
shows, and some that havo three 
performances a day, which are 
booked by their own agencies and 
by their own concerns. But so far 
as the vaudeville production is con- 
cerned of the kind which I have 
described, which is the dominating 
and controlling vaudeville of the 
whole country, in which millions of 
dollars have been Invested and 
from which millions of dollars are 
returned, the defendants, we claim, 
combined and conspired beginning 
back In 1907 or beyond even that, 
and prosecuted that combination 
and conspiracy up to the present 
time, to exclude every person, act 
or representative, manager or the- 
atre, from being permitted to give 
or to participate In the giving of 
vaudeville performances, who did 
not do this booking and pay his 
tribute to them through the agen- 
cies which I have indicated. 

The plaintiff In this case. Max 
Hart, was engaged as a manager 
or representative. He had devel- 
oped many, many acts of great Im- 
portance. I think he had some 80 
acts, as It Is called. The act and 
the actor are called the act Itself. 
It was his business to assist these 
people first' in getting their act to- 
gether, to advise them, because he 
had large experience; and he was 
permitted on the floor of the book- 
ing office. 

I may say In passing, if Your 
Honor please, a most extraordinary 
arrangement this was. In order to 
get on the floor of that Palace the- 
atre where the booking office was, 
wh^re all of this booking is done, 
you must enjoy what Is called a 
franchise. I have never seen any 
In the four corners of a document 
that I have been able to find. I 
have not been able to find one, but 
I will prove to Your Honor con- 
clusively that no human being Is 
permitted on that floor who does 
not enjoy a franchise and that his 
franchise has to be passed on by 
officers In uniform at the door and 
his right to enter is detet mined by 
these men who know the men that 
are allowed to go in there. 

Once he gets in on this floor, as I 
shall show you, he goes .- bout from 
one little table to another. looking 
over a rail where some managers 
of theatres are sitting, perhaps a 
dozen In number, offering his acts 
to these various persons for sale, 
and accordingly sells them as they 
reach an agreement about It. 

Then the contract is drawn up by 
the booking oflfice. a sheaf of con- 
tracts endeavoring to make It ap- 
pear that one act Is drawn for each 
theatre. But the whole scope and 
theme Is to send this vaudeville 
production throughout the whole 

Max Hart enjoyed this franchise. 
He had built up some 80 acts, some 
of the most notable acts that hav« 
been produced on the vaudeville 
stage, the most profitable and most 
remunerative: and he was getting 
from his business, we shall be able 
to show ,a net Income of some sixty 
or seventy thousand dollars a year. 
The amount will vary according to 
the deductions which are allowed. 

As I say, these 80 acts had been 
most profitable and he had built 
them up in conjunction with the 
artists themselves, with the persons 
who were going to reap the benefit. 
These were acts, in the main, which 
had been written by an author, 
which had been sold by him to a 
producer, and which the producer 
was now trying to se]^ to send into 
vaudeville channels, for purposes 
of presentation. 

One day, for reasons which Mr. 
Albee can explain better than any- 
body Mr. Max Hart was for- 
bidden to come upon the fioor, to 
exercise his franchise upon the 
sixth floor of the Palace theatre 
building. That Is, he was not per- 
mitted to go to the place whero 
negotiations with reference to the 
production of his acts could take 
place. And, there was no other and 
there Is no other In all the broad 
land where he could go to negotiate 
these particular acts, it be 
one or two outlaw theatres which 
have earned the delightful nick- 
name of "poi.son ivy" and a few 
others around that have dared to 
try to operate a few weeks at a 
time in opposition to this particu- 
lar group. 

He was notified that he was not 
permitted on the floor. He was 
ruled off the floor and with his 
being ruled off the floor, this Is, of 
course, what happened to him: 
These acts, In order to play in these 
theatres to which they are suited 
and for which they are built and 
in which they were played, can only 
be played through a booking that 
Is sanctioned by the office contract 
of these defendants. These artists, 
these people who depend on those 
things for a livelihood or an in- 
come, know that the so to speak 
contagion has reached Max Hart. 
He is not permitted on that floor. 
The only thing they can do to save 
themselves Is to withdraw them- 
selves from him and to seek sucli 
agencies as will enable them to go 
throu;?h the regular channel to 
market tholr ware.*?. 

And so, one by one, those .acts, 
some eighty-odd in number, which 
had yielded him a profit, a busines.s 
which he spent 15 years in build- 
ing up in this olty and this coun- 
try, fell away from him because he 
was absolutely excluded from the 
right to negotiate with reference 
to booking these acts *upon this 
circuit, here, or upon the Orpheum 

buslncs.s was destroyed, to that ex- 
tent that he has iKen able, of 
course, to make some arrangements 
in theatrical life or theatrical 
things, but he Is not and was not 
able to hold the business which he 
had built up and which they took 
away from him. 

We say that we will show by an 
abundance of evidence that it Is 
their practice. If they determine to 
do so, to rule anybody off the floor 
out of the Exchange and In their 
business relations not only with 
themselves but with any manager of 
a theatre anywhere in the United 
States, who Is booking through 
them, because the manager is under 
their control and domination, either 
by reason of the fact that he does 
not want to get black-listed or by 
reason of the fact that they may 
own an Interest In his theatre. 

We say, if the Court please, with- 
out attempting to specify all of the 
things which we shall-attempt to 
prove, as Your Honor said that you 
wanted only a brief outline of our 
case — it has been very desultory. I 
may say, and I did not expect that 
we would go on this mornmg from 
the conversation we had on Friday 
and I rather found myself not ex- 
pected to make the opening at this 
time; but this is an indication, if 
Your Honor please, and does not 
begin to embrace what the evidence 
will show Your Honor #srlth refer- 
ence to the practices of the defend- 
Opening Statement by Mr. Goodman 

Mr. Goodman: May it please the 
Court, upon the opening of plaintiff's 
counsel and upon complaint, and in 
behalf of all the defendants, I move 
to dismiss this complaint upon the 
grounds that the^-complaint does not 
set forth facts sufficiently to con- 
stitute a cause for action, nor have 
plaintiff's counsel stated a cause of 
action, under any of the anti-trust 
laws, for the reason that the busi- 
ness which the plaintiff claims was 
restrained or interfered with is not 
a business which Is interstate com- 

Briefly, although the complaint is 
a lengthy document, I think I can 
sum ujy in a few wdrds the material 
allegations of the complaint. Mr. 
Littleton's opening has helped a 
great deal in clarifying what the 
plaintiff's claim is. 

Mr. Littleton said that the de- 
fendants, Albee, Murdoch and Proc- 
tor, controlled and dominated all the 
vaudeville east of Chicago. As a 
matter of fact, the complaint in this 
case does not allege that. The com- 
plaint alleges that they dominate 
and control what they term "high- 
class vaudeville, high-class vaude- 
ville theatres," and '* 
vaudeville theatres' arc defined in 
the complaint as those theatres 
which give two performances a day. 
Vaudeville is defined as an enter- 
tainment extending from two to 
three hours upon the stage of a 
theatre where in return for an ad- 
mission fee, spectators are afforded 
an opportunity of witnessing a 
number of disassociated, short per- 
formances, by actors, acrobats, 
musicians, singers, dancers, exhibi- 
tors, conjurers, athletes and other 

It is alleged there are two circuits 
in this combination, one called the 
Keith circuit, and the other the 
Orpheum circuit, and that actors 
debarred from these circuits cannot 
procure a livelihood in this country. 

The complaint lists a number of 
theatres that it Is alleged are known 
as the Keith- circuit and others that 
are known as the Orpheum circuit. 
The Keith circuit Is alleged to be 
controlled by the individual defend- 
ants, Albee. Murdoch and Proctor. 
The Orpheum circuit Is alleged to 
be under the domination and con- 
trol of the defendants. Mcyerfleld 
and Beck. 

It is alleged that the acts, these 
exhibitions, these entertainments 
which are shown in these Keith 
theatres, in the Keith circuit, are 
booked and procured through the B. 
F. Keith Vaudeville Exchange. It is 
stated that the business of the B. 
F. Keith Vaudeville Exchange con- 
sists in acting as agents in the city 
of New York for the individual de- 
fendants, wjho control the Keith 
circuit and as such agent, it con- 
ducts negotiations with vaudeville 
performers, looking to and resulting 
in the employment of such perform- 
ers to perform*<or the -other defend- 
ants at their respective theatres. It 
Is alleged that as a regular part of 
Its business, the B. F. Keith Vaude- 
ville Exchange conducts negotia- 
tions with various persons who act 
as personal representatives of the 
vaudeville performers. 

The plaintiff in his case alleges 
that he is a personal representative. 
It is alleged that the exchange dealt 
with the plaintiff and through him 
procured contracts for the employ- 
ment of various vaudeville perform- 
ers and through the contracts so 
procured, the exchange as such 
"agent employed and agreed to em- 
ploy vaudeville performers to 
perform for the Individuals who 
controlled the Keith circuit. 

Similar allegations are made as 
to the Orpheum circuit, that it dealt 
through the plaintiff, in thi.s case as 
the per.sonal rci)reHentativo of per- 
formers, and through him negotiated 
contracts, for their appearance in 
the Orpheum circuit. 

As Mr. Littleton explained, it is 
alleged that the producing of vaude- 
ville Is conducted by six; 
first, authors; second, producers of 
vaudeville acts; third, performers; 
fourth, personal rcpr*>.sentatlve8 of 

the performer, to which class tha 
plaintiff claims to belong; titxh. 
booking agencies, to which it is aU 
leged that the B. F. Keith Vaude, 
vllle Exchange belongs, and la.stly 
the class to which the individual 
defendants. Albee, Murdoch, Beck, 
and Neyerfield are alleged to belong 

Now then, it Is alleged that thi'V 
exchange, in negotiating these emi 
ployments, caused and procured 
such performers to agree to travel 
from one state to another state in 
the United States, to perform 
vaudeville in such latter .states, and 
to travel to foreign countrie.'? from 
the United States; and as a result 
of such agreement, said performers 
have traveled from foreign countries 
to the Un.ted States, and from state 
to state and have performed in 
vaudeville, and by reason thereof 
claims that they are engaged in 
Intersta'te commerce. 

The plaintiff's business is alleged 
to consist of keeping proprietors of 
theatres apprised of the latest at- 
tractions and successes in vaude* 
vllle and also keep the performers 
advised of the most desirable places 
that they may play. It Is also al- 
leged that it consists of negotiating 
contracts of employment' for pe^-- 
formers with proprietors of the- 
atres; that many of the performers • 
who employ plaintiff, as part of 
their performance, carry large quan- 
titles of scenery, costumes, fixtures, 
antf animals which belong to thera, 
which they carry from state to 
state, in the performance of their ^ 
contracts of employment: that the 
plaintiff in many instances, as a 
part of his employment, has attend- 
ed to the transportation and ship- 
ment of such scenery and property; 
that both of the performers In * 
vaudeville have advertising matter 
that Is posted and circulated in 
cities In which they perform and the / 
plaintiff among his other duties has 
attended to the preparation and 
shipment of such advertising mat- 
ter from one state to another. 

It is alleged that these theatre 
proprietors, in the cities where they 
have theatres, employ large num- 
bers of employes, electricians, tick- 
et sellers, and so forth; that they 
pay for their services and further- ^ 
more, that as a result of the con- ^ 
tracts made between the proprietors 
of the theatres and the performers, 
the performers agreed to travel from 
state to state In the performance 
of their contracts and carry quan- 
tities of scenery, appurtenances, 
costumes, and so forth. 

Now, it Is alleged in paragraph 31 • 
that the defendant, the B. F. Keith 
Vaudeville Exchange, and the Or- 
pheum circuit, unlawfully owned 
and operated In the City of New 
York a booking exchange which 
they describe a« the "floor": that 
this exchange was organized with 
the purpose and intent of unduly re- 
stricting competition and to unduly 
obstruct the course of trade in the 
said business conducted by the said 
defendants, and to unlawfully and 
Improperly create a monopoly of 
what the plaintiff calls "high-class 

It is alleged that in the month of 
November, 1920, and for a long tim« 
prior thereto, the defendants main- 
tained an unlawful conspiracy and 
combination to restrict competition, 
and the o\eH acts are alleged in 
the twenty-eighth paragraph. Some 
of them have been referred to by 
Mr. Littleton in his opening. ■ . 

U Is alleged thM In this same 
month of November, 1920, the de- 
fendants desiring to injure the 
plaintiff In his business and destroy 
his business and prevent him from 
conducting It, in pursuance of thl» 
alleged combination and conspiracy 
refused to allow him or any of hf# 
representatives on the floor o# the 
B. F. Keith Vaudeville Exchange 
and refused V to enter into contracts 
with any perform^y: represented by 
him. It is alleged that he has been 
irreparably damaged and, as Your 
Honor Is aware, the plaintiff asks 
for an injunction and 15,250,000 
triple damages. • 

To sum it all up, the individual 
defendants are alleged to own and . 
operate theatres. The booking ex- 
change and the Orpheum circuit are 
alleged to be the mediums through 
which, In combination with men In 
the same capacity as the plaintiff, 
personal representatives procure or 
negotiate to procure contracts for 
the appearance of these performers 
to give their exhibitions In the the- 
atres. Of necessity, these perform- 
ers have to travel from state tO 
state and carry their paraphernalia. 

We rely in making this motion 
UDon the so-called Baseball case, 
the decision rendered by the I'nited 
States Supreme Court in May of 
this year. It Is not yet officially 
recorded. 1 mean there is no vol- 
ume or i>age number. In that case, 
a common law action, it resultrd in 
a verdict for the plaintiff for $80,- 
000. which was trebled. Trial was 
had in the District Court of Wa.'^h* 
ington. It went up on apix^al to the 
Circuit Court. Judgment was there 
reversed, and in the Supreme Court 
that reversal was affirmed. 

Before disoussinj? the opinion of 
the Court, I would liT<e to read to 
Your Honor briefly «;omf»-»*?(*^*H»^ - 
from the declaration of th«' l>ill of 
complaint in that cas»\ to show how 
the theory in this case is s3 similar 
to the theory in that cas-^; liK*- ^i-'*" 
the allegations. 1 am reulntr f^'om 

here r»Mil s»\«'r»" 

the dei'laration 

Mr. CJoodman 
pages of ih<' iKi.tcball < oinpl.iint- 

Now, in tlie rase before ^ '".""' 
Honor there are two pol i s <f d''- 
' frrem-e \.ith ihjs bas» h.ill . a.s<-. ''*,,* 

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the first place. It is not alleged, aifd 
I do not think it is susceptible of 
DToof. because it Is not a fact, that 
tbese defendants as a general rule 
My the transportation of the a'ctors 
Sat travel over these theatrical 
circuits. In my Judgment, under 
this baseball case it does not make 
-ny difference: but they do nojL. 

Secondly, it is not alleged, and I 
do not think it is susceptible of 
proof, that any .of these defendants 
aell any of the equipment or scenery 
or costumes. The individual actors 

'' caxry this paraphernalia around 
just as the baseball players carry 

' their uniforms and bats and masks 
'and other things necesaary to play 
the game of baseball. 

It is alleged in this complaint that 
the theatre proprietors- purchase for 
their own use and havo shipped to 
them at their respective theatres 
certain scenery and properties as 
they nc^d In the operation and. con- 
duct of their business. But, 'of 
course, that is not interstate com- 
merce, any more than the mining 
operation is Interstate commerce 
because it may purchasef some ma- 
chinery to be u.sod at the mine. 

( th the baseb ill case. too. and thero 
yraui mush made of this fact, there 
was a pi'ovlsion known as the "re- 
jierve clause," which gave to the 
clubs a very arbitrary hold on the 
player, and there were such oxprca- 
sioh used as "selling a pLiyer." Un- 
der this reserve clause one club 
could sell a player to another club, 
receiving some com?)en.'»ation. or ex- 
changing that player for another 
player of another club. 

These two buslnesse.*?. If we may 
call them that, and I suppose that 

" is as good us any other name, are 
basirally the same. In baseball a 
ball player is giving an exhibition 

! of his skill in an amphithoatre. In 
vaudeville a stapre playec Is giving 

' his exhibition of skill or art. or 

V whatever you want to call it. In a 
theatre. Hut that Is the goal that 
we all endeavor to reach In bise- 

• hali, football, or any other kindred 
amusement business. It is to amune' 
the public, to entertain the public. 
Tlut I» the thing that is sold. When 
a ball player or when the vaude- 
ville actor goes from state to staf^, 
that which is in transit Is not the 

t thing that Is being sold, any more 
than in the baseball case was that 
transit or the things fhat they car- 

.^ rled with thoijj the subject of sale. 
The booking exchange in bringing 
tha performer and the theatre pro- 
prietor together is not producing 

;f anything or exchanging or selling 
anything. Ho is not directly caus- 
ing any more of a movement In .in- 
terstate commerce than was the 
>fational Commission in the baseball 
case In laying out a schedule over 
its circuit whereby these clubs and 
their players went from city to city. 
The booking exchange man per- 
forms a service to the performer for 
Shich It makes a charge. It Cunc- 
ona locally, as this complaint al- 
leges. In the City of New York. 
What happens after that Is not its 
concern. TJie actor makes his con- 
tract with the theatre proprietor. 
The transportation which follows is 
a« a result of that contract. The 
whole subject is one of human 
labor. That is the only goal. There 
1« not any jM-oduction. There Is not 
any barter. There Is not anything 
Incident to a production of anything 
In the way of a commodity. 

In reversing the Judgment of the 
lower court and the verdict, the 
gourt of Appciils of the District of 
CQlnmbia isaid this: 
.(Mr. Goodman read from the 
IfMeball decision.) 
,, So here these defendants are not 
m, the business for the purpose of 
V'*nsporting their costumes, which 
la:the uniform of the actor; the 
swinging clubs, which is similar to 
th^ bat of the baseball player; or 
the rnuslcal instruments with which 
t^he musician renders his skill and 
kiV£s his exhibition. 
i.The court put this case: 
^•'Suppose a law firm in the City 
oC Washington sends its members 
to points in different states, to try 
law, suits; they would travel, and 
probably carry briefs and records, 
m interstate commerce. Could it 
Jj correctly said that the firm in 
JhA trial of the law suits was en- 
gaged in trade and commerce? Or 
t^ke the case of a lecture bureau, 

. ^'hich employs persons to deliver 
loptures before Chautauqua gather- 
jRga at points in different states. 
jt would be necessary for the lec- 
turers to travel In interstate com- 
merce in order that they might ful- 
nW their engagements, but would 
It not bo an unreasonable stretch 
Of the ordinary meaning of the 
Words to say that the bureau was 
•"B'T^KPd In trade or commerce?" 
'The plaintiff, however, will prob- 
ably atttmpt to hang his hat on an 
attempted distinction made in this 
case from which I have Just read, 
»n which the court said this: 

Aluch stress is laid by the appoN 
J^l^n Mjuinelli v.s. United Booking 
JWlces, 221 Fed. 165, and Intcrna- 
JVOnal vs. PiK- but w.; think tluy 
*re not in point. In the first case 
^meaning Marinelli vs. United 
Rooking Olllcts) the combination 
J'aa between a series of thentre.s 
J*a p^^.son.^ engaged in theatrical 
oroKt-rago. Jtreordlng. to whi( h the 

"jrokois Ii.Ml th, •xrlusive ri«lit of 
aeiiUg f,„- ,in. (h.-fttres In l>()oi<inK' 
P<*rr,,rnmnees on an interstate 
sj-'necjule. The entire business con- 
.»»'St«Hj in the neKotiation of a con- 
l.i- b ^'^ travel j»nd perfcu-m. The 
Bil^ . '"" ^^'^■"' "'^t interested In Ihe 
•ervice n ndeird or the skill exhibit- 
«" »».v the j»erformcrs." 

, Judge Learned Hand.Iij th^ Ma- 


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.( « 

rlnelll case stressed this feature and 
distinguished this from the Ham- 
merstein case by saying that the 
trade and commerce element In the 
case which ho was considering was 
es.sentlal, while that element In the 
Hammersteln case wa.H incidental. 
For the same reason the Marinelli 
case Is distinguishable from the 
case before us. ' 

No one can read what precedes 
the reference to the Marinelli case 
in this opinion without" coming to 
the conclusion that thU court very 
dlplomatloally overruled the .Mari- 
nelli decision, although attempting 
to dlstfngulsh Ihem. In any event, 
one cannot read the opinion in the 
United States Supreme Court with- 
out concluding that the Marinelli 
case was overruled. The complaint 
In the Marinelli case was very much 
like the complaint in this case. In 
fact, I dare* to say the complaint in 
this case waa fasihloned after the 
Marinelli complaint. That questloh 
camo up on the demurrer. Tho 
complaint was held good. Tho dis- 
tinction that this^ Intermediate 
Court makes to the baseball case, 
Is that In the Marinelli. caso the 
entire busines.s consisted |n tho ^ne- 
gotiation of a contract to t^ravel and 
perform, and that tho broker.s, that 
Is to say. the B. V. Keith Vaude- 
ville Exchange, were not interested 
in the services rendered or the skill 
exhibited by performers. 

Now, If the act of traveling— If 
this interstate feature of going from 
•:ate to state Is interstate commerce 
so far as the actor and the manager 
of the parties to the contract are 
concerned, how can it be said to be 
commerce on the part of the agent 
for one of tho parties In bringing 
about that contract? I fail to see 
any distinction, and if, as this court 
said, the brokers were not interest- 
ed in the services rendered or the 
skill exhibited by the performers — 
if t#iat is the reason for saying that 
therefore the exchange that brings 
about this contract is engaged in 
commerce, that expression should 
carry the very reverse, because if 
this exchange functions locally, if 
It has no Interest. in what happens. 
If it merely brings two persons to- 
gether, who go out on an interstate 
tour, that is a better reason for 
their not being held to be engaged 
In interstate commerce. But in any 
event, if A and B, the actor and the 
manager, contracting to go over a 
tour, are not engaged In interstate 
commerce, then I say a person who 
acts as, agent for one of them in 
bringing about that contract can- 
not be said to be engaged in inter- 
state commerce and the attempted 
distinction is abortive. 

According to the distinction In- 
sisted upon in Hoover vs. California, 
155 U. S., 648, the transportation is 
a mere incident and not the essen- 
tial thing. That to which it is inci- 
dent, the 'exhibition, although made 
for money, would not be called trade 
or commerce in the commonly ac- 
cepted use of those words. As It is 
put by the defend.ant, personal ef- 
fort not related to production is not 
a subject of commerce. That which 
in its consummation is commerce 
does not become commerce among 
the states because the transporta- 
tion that we have mentioned takes 
place. To repeat the. illustrations 
given by the court below, a firm of 
lawyers sending out a memher to 
nrgne a case, or tho agents of a 
lecture bureau sending out lecturers, 
does not engage in such commerce, 
because the lawyer or lecturer goes 
to another state. 

I am going to read some language 
of Judge Hand in this Marinelli 
case to Your Honor, which In my 
Judgment is overruled by the lan- 
guage of Judge Holmes. Judge 
Hand, in the very beginning of his 
opinion, overruling this demurrer, 

"The combination or conspiracy}. 
Is alleged to be In restraint of the 
defendant's business, and the first 
inquiry must be of the nature of 
the busines.«j. Undeniably certain 
aspects of the business are Inter- 
state commerce, as, for instance, 
the contracts made by the booking 
companies under which the per- 
formers must go from state to state 
throughout the circuit, acting here 
and there and fulfilling their con- 
tracts as much by the travel as by 
the acting. This, moreover, applies 
as well to the feature incidental to 
the foregoing which consists in the 
carrying of the performers, stage 
properities and parai)hernalia from 
one state to another, a necessary 
part of the performance of their 
contracts with the defendiints. The 
same may be said of the .^cenery 
and advertising matter sent from 
state to state by the theatres them- 
selves. In spite of all these details 
the business, therefore, consists of 
Interstate commerce." 

Surely it was within the neces- 
sary consequence of the acts of this 
National Commission .ind these 
baseball leagues that these baseball 
firms should go from city to city 
and from state to state and that 
they should carry thei^ uniforms 
and tlieir balls and their bats and 
their masks and their bases and all 
the things Wiat go to make uj) a 
baseball game; just as much so as 
in this vaudeville busines.'^. 

Judce Hand further said: 

"Supp'.-.' Mw <:i>o Of a Tr.avf!fnj 
troupe of pliixt-rs who were con- 
stantly on tour from stuto to state 
at short stands, that would be in- 
terstate commerce." 

Jud^e Hand said, suppose their 
occupation requires constantly re- 
l)cated traveling, etc., etc., this is 
not interstate commerce. 

^ftor th9 decision by the United 

States Supreme Court a petition for 
rehearing was submitted and was 
recently denied by the court. And 
as further evidencing the analogy, 
the closeness of these tWo cases, I 
want to read some of this petition, 
very brief. 

The Court: Was the decision in 
the Supreme Court unanimous? 

Mr. Goodman: Yes, Your Honor, 
it was. 

In this petition for rehearing 
counsel said: 

"If we can succeed in making 
clear to the court the nature of the 
business which waa monopolized 
by the defendants and is still mo- 
nopolize(Kabsolutely by the defend- 
ants in this case. It will become at 
once apparent that as to this busi- 
ness the fact Is just reversed" 
(meaning that it Is not intrastate; 
that It is interstate). Tho opinion 
describes the business in -these 
words: "The business Is giving ex- 
hibitions of ba^ieball, which is 
purely a state affair." 

It Is manifest from the language 
hei-e u«<'d by tho court, as well as 
other parts of the opinion, that we 
had altogether failed to make clear 
to the court the nature of the busi- 
ness in which the defendarti cor- 
porations are engaged and In which 
the plaintiff, the Federal liaseball 
Club of Baltimore — not the players, 
but the corporation which employed 
them— ^was engaged, tried in the 
destruction of its business com- 
petitors and their effort to recover 
a monopoly of the said business. 

It Is 'true, of course, that giving 
an . exhibition of baseball in the 
.•» of playing a game of ba.seball, 
is a purely state affair, a purely 
local affair; but as. a business In 
which these defendants are en- 
gaged, the court has been misled by 
the corporate names which these 
defendants corporations i.ave in 
many instances adopted. The base> 
ball clubs in the proper sense of the 
word — the groups of player.s — do 
give e; htbitions of baseball play- 
ing; but that is not the business 
in which these defendavits are en- 
gaged. They are not baseball play- 
ers; they do not play baseball. The 
business In which these defendants 
are engaged is that of sending 
bodies of men. skilled baseball play- 
ers, ordinarily called "baseball 
clubs," around a circuit extending 
through a number of states, to play 
games of baseball against one an- 
other in various parks In these 
various states and selling to the 
public seats In these various parks 
from which these g.imes could be 
witnessed, for money. It is the 
selling of these seats which is the 
ultimate object of the business of 
these defendants, just as much as 
it was the purely local sale to the 
ultimate consumer of the package 
of tobacco that was the ultimate 
object of the American Tobacco 

They go on: The transporting 
of these men in thi^ way was not a 
mere incident. It was a part of the 
business, the thing without which 
professional baseball as a business 
could not be carried on at all. That 
was the plaintiff's claim there, as 
it is the plaintiff's claim here, un- 

In fact, we will say, with what the 
Court has In mind when it speaks of 
the players as free persons, it is 
hard to say how it can be tlie case. 
These defendants are not ^selling 
personal effort not related to pro- 
duction. They are selling these 
seats in the ball park to those who 
want to witness a game of profes- 
sional base ball, and as a part of 
the business they must cause these 
players to be transported across 
from state to state in playing games. 
When they do that they are cer- 
tainly engaged in Interstate com- 

I want to read this. I feel that 
It Is our duty to have given to it 
from the language used in the 
opinion, where It said, "the fact 
that In order to give the exhibition 
it needs must Induce free persons 
to cross Interstate lines and must 
arrrange for their doing so. 

If that language is to^tand un- 
changed, it means that tho Supreme 
Court of the United States has given 
its sanction, but a monopoly also 
on another privilege, to-wlt: The 
right to maintain a system of Invol- 
untary servitude In this country such 
as has not been witnessed sinco the 
enactment of the 13th Amendment." 
Every appeal was made In this 
case to get the Court to the point 
of changing its opinion so as to bring 
about a dissolution of this vicious 
reserve clause, features which are 
not piesent In this caso at all. 

As sJjowing the drift of judicial 
opinion in this court and not at all 
for the purpose of citing it as an 
authority and binding upon your 
Honor, I do want to call your 
Honor's attention to the ease of 
T. D. Harms & Francis Day and 
Hunter against William Cohan, 279 
Fed. 276. In that case the plaintiff 
was the owner of the copyright of a 
musical composition. It sued the 
defendant, the owner of a theatre, 
in order to prevent it frf>m infring- 
ing defendant's composition and 
giving a public performance of the's composition. 

The answer set up. among other 
things, the defense that ''plaintiff is 
a menilx-r of the American 
rt.Tttcn of Cmnpo-rrs. Atithors atid 
Publishers, whieh itnludes ;i nia- 
jnritv, if not all. «»f tiie eotnposers. 
author.^ and publL-jhers in the United 
.'^tatep; tint the members then-of, 
for the purpose of securing to them- 
selves an unreasonable an<l extor- 
tionate prnfit. for the i)ur|) of 
eslablisliing and maintaining an un- 
rcAsonable apd oxtp;tipnalc 

fee, hava combined and assigned to 
the society the privilege to issue 
licenses for the production of all 
compositions, and to charge such 
sum as the society might fix." 

And the plaintiff claimed that 
these defendants were in combina- 
tion and In violation of Section 1 of 
the Sherman Act. 

The Court pondered this question: 
Did a combination of composers, 
authors and publishers under which 
extortionate license fees are de- 
manded, constitute a violation of the 
Sherman Act? The Court answered: 

"A copyright is an intangible 
thing, and it is separate and dis- 
tinct from the material object copy- 
righted and the right under a copy- 
right to perform musical composi- 
tions Is not trado or commerce any- 
more than producinir plays is trade 
or commerce" (55 Misc.) "or pro- 
ducing grand opera" (Metropolitan 
Grand Opera v.^. Hammersteln): "or 
the giving of exhibitions of base ball 

Citing the baseball case before It 
had reached the United States Su- 
preme Court. 

The Court: Whose decision was 

Mr. Goodman: That was Judge 
Thompson In the District Court of 
the United States for the Eastern 
District of Pennsylvania. 

Whlld* counsel in that case, this 
Infringing c.ise, told me that the 
Marinelli case was cited in their 
briefs, it appears not to be referred 
to In this case at all. But the Ham- 
mersteln case, which Judge Hand 
attempted to distinguish, is cited 
here as .authority for the proposition 
that inter8t.ate commerce is not in- 
volved in this interstate movement 
of actors and their paraphernellla. 

And for these reasons, in behalf of 
all the defendants, we move for the 
dismissal of the complaint. 

My colleague, Mr. Studln. would 
like to take up some other features 
on this same motion. 

Statement by Mr. Studin 

Mr. Studin: I would, like 'to call 
Your Honor's attention. In support- 
ing Mr. Goodman's motion, to a pro- 
ceeding before the Federal Trade 
Commission involving the precise 
question here. Before I do that, and 
before we completly from the 
baseball case, permit me to say this 
to Your Honor: That if Your 
Honor will read the briefs in the 
baseball case, you will sec that It 
was assumed by counsel there that 
a baseball game was precisely like 
a theatrical or a vaudeville exhibi- 
tion. The briefs practiC4illy paral- 
leled them and assumed that they 
were exactly alike, and Mr. George 
Wharton Pepper, who represented 
the defendants, made the conces- 
sion in his brief, aa I remember 
now (and perhaps it is not exactly 
correct) that the moot absolute 
monopoly that the mind of man 
could conceive was involved in this 

In other words, there was not any 
question there but what they had 
a monoijoly of the baseball players, 
.and notwithstanding that, the 
Supreme Court of the United States 
made the decision that Mr. Good- 
man has called your attention to. 

In this case — I do not want to 
answer Mr. Littleton's opening, but 
Mr. Littleton has tried to carry the 
impression to Your Honor that we 
have some kind of a monopoly over 
vaudeville artists. I do not want to 
go into the testimony; but the fact 
Is that we have no more monopoly 
over vaudeville artists and vaude- 
ville performers than Mr. Littleton 
has over the law practice. There Is 
a wide market for vaudeville artists 

The Court: Let me suggest: I 
do not care about what the facts 
are. I care only about what Is in 
this complaint. You are arguing 
now a motion to dismiss. Mr. Lit- 
tleton's opening argument was as to 
what the facts were going to be. 

Mr. Studin: Yes. I did not 
want that Impression to exist in 
Your Honor's mind, because I think 
the counsel for the other side will 
be as much surprised as anybody 
when they discover that their open- 
ing is not In accordance with the 
facts as they exist In the vaudeville 
business; and I am not going into 
that now. 

Three or four years ago practi- 
cally the same proposition that is 
involved in this complaint was pre- 
sented to the Federal Trade Com- 
mission. The P'ederal Trade Com- 
mission made a preliminary investi- 
gatifMi and then started a proceed- 
ing which is entitled "The Federal 
Trade Commission against The 
Vaudeville Managers' Protective 
Association, the National Vaudeville 
Artlst.s, Inc.. The B. F. Keith 
Vaudeville Exchange, The Vaude- 
ville Collection Agency, E. F. Albee, 
Sam A. Scrlbner, Marcus Locw, 
.Martin Beek, B, S. Mosj and Sime 

In other words, the defense In 
this proceeding before the Federal 
Trade Commission was substan- 
tially the same (in many ways the 
.same), although much broader, as 
1 am going to indicate in a moment, tho defense in the proceeding 
before Your Honor, 

The claim made In tho complaint 
of the Federal Trado Commission 
was of a very similar cha leter to 
the comj)laint that apf)ears before 
Hm* oouft In the eas e at bnr. I am 
ni>vv quoting from tho brief of the 
Federal Trado Cotnmi.s.sion ufKr the 
te.'^timony WcS in, 

"This is a proceeding under see-. 
tion 5 of tho Act nt Sejjtcruber liCtl^.; 
1311. directing respondents to aj)- 
riear and .show cause why an ordori 
to ceaac,anil desist fro:n the 
of ccctajlA ''ll''S»<^^'tI unfair n>elbods of, 
■■.. Mi' ■ 

competition should not lasue. The 
complaint herein is grounded upon 
the charge that respondents are a 
combination in restraint of com- 
merce among the states, and that 
certain of them have a monopoly 
of the vaudeville theatre, burles<riue 
theatre, and circuit theatres. 

"Proceeding with the brief, we 
find this: It may be only fair to 
respondents to state at the outset." 

That is the concession that the 
Federal Trado Commission Is 
making in its brief after the testi- 
mony was in. 

The Court: You use the word 

Mr. Studin: I mem of the coun* 
sel for the Federal Trade Commis- 

The Court: At the hearing before 
the commission? 

Mr. Studin: At the hearing be- 
fore the commission — exactly. 

""It may be only fair—- (and this 
was language used only a few years 
ago) "to the respondents to state 
at the outset that a great many of 
the means employed by them in the 
initial stages of the combination 
have since been abandoned or sus- 
pended; but the cessation of tho 
alleged unlawful practices by re- 
spondents does not dispense with 
the necessity of an order to cease 
and desist, for respondents have 
contended in motlops to dismiss the 
complaint that they were not sub- 
ject to regulation by the Federal 
Trade Commission and that the al- 
leged practices upon which the com- 
plaint Is based are not violative of 
any act the enforcement of which 
is vested In the Federal Trade Com- 

In that proceeding they were In- 
vestigating whether we were guilty 
of any unfair methods — a mucH^ 
broader investigation than can pos- 
sibly come befo#e Your Honor un- 
der this complaint. They took 
thousands of pages of testimony. 
On our table here we have Ave or 
six or seven volumes of testimony 
that were taken before the Federal 
Trade Commission. They were prac- 
tically unhampered by any rules of 
evidence. Anybody who had any- 
thing to say, any disgruntled person, 
could come in and tell his story and 
the evidence was received. •. j^t' 

Finally the matter was submitted 
to the Federal Trade Commission 
and this is the decision of the Fed- 
eral Trado Commission rendered 
upon this whole proposition — I am 
now reading the order of tho com- 

"The complaint Issued against the 
Vaudeville Managers' Protective 
Association, the National Vaudeville 
Artists, Inc, Tho United States 
Booking Offices, the Vaudeville Col- 
lection Agency, E. F. Albee, Sam A. 
Scrlbner, Marcus Locw, Martin 
Beck, and Simo Silverman, having 
upon consideration by the commis-* 
sion been dismissed upon the con- 
clusion reached by tho commission 
that the evidence before it did not 
establish either an unfair method 
of competition within the meaning 
of the Federal Trade Commission 
actor a violation of the Clayton act; 
and the evidence produced before 
the commission having been there- 
uix)n transmitted to the Department 
of Justice, since the subject matter 
of the complaint seemed to involve 
features of combination and re- 
straint of trade rather than IndlvM- 
ual methods of competition or con- 
tracts, and therefore possibly within 
the scope of the Sherman act, the 
enforcement of which lies with the 
Attorney General; 

"And the Department of Justice 
having ruled. In a communication 
from the department dated April 
2, 1910, that the subject matter of 
the complaint is not within the pur- 
view of the Sherman actf 

"It is therefore ordered, That this 
proceeding be, and the same is, 
hereby finally dismissed." 

I have read to Tour Honor the 
order of the Federal Trade Commis- 
sion. I should like to add to that 
the communication from the At- 
torney General's office upon which 
part of that order is based. 

. "April 2, 1920. 

"Hon. Victor Murdock, Chairman, 
Federal Trade Commlsaion, 
Washington, D. C. 

"Sir: ' '^••"'« 

"Hecelpt is acknowledged of yqur 
favor of March 27 transmitting ydur 
records in tho case of the Federal 
Trade Commission vs. The Vaude- 
ville Managers' Protective Associa- 
tion et al. 

"This subject has previously boon, 
considered by the department, and 
my predecessors on January 28, 
.1911, and again on March 24, 1917, 
took the view that the business of 
presenting; and executing theatrical 
entertainments is not commerce 
within tho constitutional sense, and 
that, therefore, such a combination 
as that Involved in this case does 
not fall within the Acts of Congress 
prohibiting combinations in re- 
straint of intcrstato commerce. 

"I see no reason to depart from 
the views of my predecessors, and. 
therefore, I am returning herewith 
your records. 

"(Signr.l) C. B. Ames, 

"A.ssi»tant to the Attorney Ucn- 

I. .' 

< »pftt i 

Tfere you have In this prorording 
b<fore the Trade Commis"- 
.^ion the precise things and moro 
tiKit are sot up In this complaint, 
and Y«)ur Honor will see that two 
/•oiK^lu.'^lons Were roarhed. Firstly, 
tliMt these defendants wet-e not 
^'Hilty, not only of a combination 
in »f^lrai|»tj»f tra^f, )?ut i^t^ %iitf 

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BOt even guilty of an unfair method 
•f ormipetltion. 

And Bt)Condly, Tour Honor wDl 
observe the Federal Trado Conunis 

i«Jon, Ha well as the Attorney Gen- ** the b»Bl»M»«« whicb, as a whole. 

eral of the United States, on three 
separate occasions has deckled that 
the business conducted by these de- 
fendanta xloca not come within the 
purview of the Anti-Trus( acts. 

I miRht perhaps, before slttlos 
down, call Your Honor's attention 
to the Hammerstein case, which 
was mentioned by Mr. Goodman. 
That was a case in the State Courts. 
The Metropolitan Opera Company 
had bought out Oscar Hammer- 
Etein'a opem interest and had en- 
tered into a contract with him 
thereby ho agreed for a certain pe- 
riod of yearb not te 4:0 back Into 
the opera business. Hammerstein 
then determined, notwithstanding 
his afrr«'»emcnt, to renew the giving 
of grand opera, and this i)roceeding 
was brought by the Metropolitan 
Opwa Company to restrain him. 

In bis answer the defendant set 
tip substantially as a defense the 
cause of •<:1ion that is set up In 
this complaint, namely', that the 
Metropolitan Opera Company had 
entered into a combination in re- 
straint of trade, and that It was 
violating the Sherman act and was 
not entitled to the equitable relief 
Whick it aought. 

This case was heard before Mr. 
Justice Pendleton of the Slate Su- 
prenM Court; went to the Apellate 
Division, where Judfre Pendleton's 
decision was alBrzned, and it was 
finaHy atBrmed to the Court of 

May I for a moment read from 
Judge Pendleton's opinion, which 
is the •pinion ttiat prevailed in all 
the courts: 

"The prodnetlon of opera or other 
theatrical exhihltlons before an 1 
audieaoe la excftange <ot the price 
of the tickets Involve* none or the 
e]enMsnC% ef trade or commerce, as: 
comnonty aa4eratood. There is no 
deaUn« with aa article of trade or 
conuneroe ner any cme made of any 
of Che instruBaentalitiea of com- 
merce. The holder of the ticket 
pays a certain price as a considera- 
tion for the prhrUege of experi- 
encing the gratlAcatien ef an ar- 
tistic sense. Bach a tranaactlon Is 
as far removed mm posoiMe from the 
comiMMdF -aoeeptedl meaains of 
trade or eommeroe. it would aeem 
to fbUow that every inuaeum which 
exhibits pictxirBa, every unlvereity 
which gives eouraes of inatniettoa 
or lectures, every lawyer who pre- 
pares a tarJeC every «ui«eoa who 
performs aa operation, every cir- 
cus, aooving picture ahow, «xhihit- 
Ing pugilist, actor or performer is 
engaged la oMamerca. In the 00a- 
struction of atatutee the usual and 
natural meaning Is to be given to 
words, and it oaa scarcely be urged 
that a coastmctlon which would 
include the above In trade or com- 
merce' would g;lve to the word* 
their usual and natural meaning. 
If the prodtictioa of opera is not 
commerce, the fact of its produc- 
tion, sometimes at one place and 
eometlntea at another, does not 
make It so. If, then, the thing or 
matter directly affected by the 
covenants in question is not com- 
merce, the fact that incidentally in 
preparation for, or to enable it to 

ducted not enty by the booldair ^- 
floe but by the personal representa- 
tive such as the pialnttll was In 
this case, and the ether branches 

consists of folg time vaudeville, as U 
is called in the United States. 

Now, If the Court please, counsel 
have dwelt, especially Mr. Good- 
man, with a great deal of em- 
phasis upon the decision of the Su- 
preme Court of the United States 
in the baseball case, following the 
decision in the Court of Appeals of 
the District of Columbia. 

I think couuHel attempted to some 
extent to forestall the contention 
which wc would make by citing the 
fact, which is a fact, that the Court 
of Appeals in that case diartinctly 
differentiated the baseball case 
from a case of this character. 

Prior to that. If Your Honor has 
not already seen the case. It is well 
to say that Mariom'lll, I^td., brought 
an action against the booking office 
and others, setting up substan- 
tially what is set up In this com- 
plaint, in this SoutViem District. I 
do not beliave that it was quite 
as elaborately set up as paragraph 
16. the amended paragraph which 
I have just read. 

In that particular case a demurrer 
was presented and submitted and 
argued and acted upon by Xudge 
Hand, in which Ju4ge Hand held, 
without any equivocation, that tike 
fscts alleged brought the case er 
brought the acts described within 
the rule of Interstate Commerce and 
tliat opinion, which is a leqgthy one 
and an exhaustive one. which I 
would not attempt to quote on this 
argument, because your Honor can 
hiy your hands on it and read it 
much «M>re easily — that opinion was, 
before tl»e Court of Appeals when 
the baseball case was before it. 

It is likewise weQ to note that the 
Supreme Court of the United States, 
when affirming the decision of the 
Court of Appeals in ^he baseball 
case, said that the Court of Appeals 
has gone to the rset of the question, 
using that taaguaffS. So it is fair to 
assume that they all had before 
them, each court, the opdnkm ren- 
dered 1^ Judge Hand is the 
Marionefli case.s It certainly is fair 
to assuarte that the Supreae Court 
of tlM Uaited States read tl>e dif- 
ferentiation by the Court ef Appeals 
between the Marionelli case and the 
case they were then dividing and it 
is perfectly clear that the Court of 
Appeals, in its differentiation of the 
two cases, so to i^eak, put its finger 
directly oa -the sharp distinction 
when they called attention to the 
fact that in the Marionelli case the 
Uaited Booking Offioe, which was 
therein a defendant, was engaged 
wholly and solely la the negotia- 
tion and making of contracts, the 
purpose, re.sult and contemplation 
of which was that persons should 
travel from state to state in interr- 
state commerce without any interest 
upon the part of mich persons con- 
tracting or negotiating tho5»e con- 
tracts in the exhfbition, itself, wher- 
ever given or whenever gix'en. 

In other words, the Court of Ap- 
peals realised In that case that 

geetfon in full Of course, ft Is not 
ciaimed that this oase is parallel to 
the case of a person employed by a 
railroad company or permitted by a 
railroad company as agent to con- 
tract for or negotiate contracts for 
the transportation of persons 
directly on the railroads and that 
that is his business. It does not lie 
that close to the channels of Inter- 
state trade and it would not be fair 
or srupportable to suggest that tt Is 
that sort of a case. If it were, there 
are a number of cases in the books 
that hold that a i>er8on in such case 
is engaged In interstate conuneroe, 
without any qucstloa. 

But what we do say is that the 
Supreme Court of the United States 
in parsing 00 the baseball case; and 
the Court of Appeals, b«t par- 
ticularly the Supreme Court of the 
United States, w««it ne further than 
to say that in that case ti>e trans- 
portation was not enough — and that 
im their language — to cliange the 
character off the business and that 
the consununation. the final con- 
sununatiou of the thing which they 
did. to wit, the g:iving of a baseball 
exhibition or playing an exhibition 
game itaclf — the transportation 
necessary to it, which has been 
mentioned in this opinion, was not 
sufTVcient to nuUce it interstate com- 

In other words, the Supreme 
Court ^ the United States did not 
hold, If I read the ophilon correctly, 
any more In that case than this: 
First, they decided the tiuestion of 
interstate commerce by the thing 
which was played upon the diamond 
is the competitive struggle after 
they reached the state, and by that 
test they measured the question of 
Interstate commerce and by that 
test solely. 

We say that it Is conceivable, 
although It is not necessary for me 
to argue, and I do not argxie It. but 
I suggest it — it Is conceivable ihat if 
a booking office had been engaged 
in booking ba§cball players by the 
thousands, in a general scheme of 
interstate comn>ercej which had for 
its operation and its sole support 
the booking of such persons on 
which it had a i per cent conunis- 
sioa. every week that every man 
played, as the booking oiBce does 
here — that the Supreme Court might 
not have said that the transporta- 
tion was not enoMgh to change the 
oharacter of the business. They 
might not have said that. 

In this particular oase. if the 
Court please, we oontend that these 
men have engaged in the booking 
business in that character of con- 
tract and negotiation and in that 
kind of res^aint of trade, which, of 
course, we would not be obliged to 
show if they were engaged in Inter- 
state commerce, if oar ehent, if the 
plaintiff were engaged In Interstate 
ooranjeroe and they were combined 
in restraint of tha% it would not be 
necessary for us to go that far. But 
maintaining the proposition that 
they are engaged In Interstate com- 
merce, before I reach the other 
question at all. we hold with the 
Butler case, and that opinion pr<ib 

Judge Hand' had before him. a case ably has been cited as much as anv 
in which a booking ofRce was other case, and I call Your Honor's 
described as a concern engaged in 

negotiating contracts with acts In- 
cluding actons and performers and 

give, the production plaintiff does scenery to go from state to state 
some acts or enters Into ti-an«ac- ^ ^ ^o"'" ^^ Interstate commerce 
tions of Interstate commerce and 
uses the instrumentalities of inter- 
state transportation, and to that 
extent is at times engaged in in- 
terstate commerce, does not bring 
these covenants within the pro- 
visions of the acts of commerce for 
the reason that they do not relate 
to such acts or activities and the 
latter are not directly affected 
thereby. "the effect thereon, if 
there be any, is only incidental, 
secondary and remote." 

And the allegations in this Ham- 
mersteln complaint stated that the 
plaintiff was engaged In the pro- 
duction of opera in New York Citv, 
Boston, Chicago and Pliiladelphia: 
and It kept up a constant flow of 
commerce, gh^pped sceneries, elab- 
orate costumes, and things of that 
sort flThelr shipments in bulk for 
any particular occasion were In- 
finitely larger thaniany shipments 
that would be made for any o.-di- 
Xiary vaudeville show. 

There again. Yaor Honor, y<Mi 
have this pr«>*clse question met, 
passed upon and decided adverseJy 
to the contention of these d-cfend- 

For these reasons I want to join 
Mr. Goodman in asking Your Honor 
to discuss the complainL 
Afternoon Session 

Mr. Littleton: If Your Honor 
please, the amendment which was 
fl.«<ked for and granted on consent 
this morning to the sixteenth para- 
graph of the complaint is im]»ortant 
in considering th^ motion which 
was made by the defendant. 

It is said that the business, tride 
and commerce of producing vaude- 
ville, as hefoln before (l<'flne(l, is 

and that these contractors or 
negotiators themselves bore no 
direct relation, nor did they have 
any Interest in the exhlblticms that 
were given after they arrived in 
each different state and at each dif- 
ferent place. While they might have 
made one contract w^ith one par- 
ticular individual to go to one in- 
dividual state, the scope and tlie 
scheme of their whole organization 
and the entire thing to which they 
devoted their money and thetr 
energy and their business was the 
negotiating and making of contracts 
for the sending of indlvidtrals artd 
their property, such as the property 
was that went with them, through- 
out all of the states of the union. 
Travel Incidental 

The Court: Now, Mr. Littleton, 
I can conceive that to be the piTrpose 
of Thomas Cook & Sons and Ray- 
mond & Whitkln who are only in- 
terested in the actual transporta- 
tion of the passenger in interstate 
commerce and "not at all in the 
slightest degree for the purpose for 
which the traveler Is traveling in- 
terstate from place to place. 

But, if I hnve any correct con- 
ception at all of the work of the 
-booking office, it is not to arrange 
the transportation of these people 
as the principal thing that they are 
to do; it is to arrange the engage- 
ment of these people by the different 
theatrical houses in different cities. 
;md if the transportation dors not 
make the agreement with the dif- 
ferent houses interstate commerce 
merely because it is incidontrl to 
the work to bo done in the different 
cities, how is the action of the bonk- 
ing comitany, which is funda- 
mentally to aiTungo the agreement 
f(>r the j)erforinancr, m.-ulc interstate 

conducted by six classes of persons, commerce by reason of the fact that 

to wit: I they also arrange for, if they do. the 

(a) Authors of vaudeville acts or actual transportation? I do not 


(b) The produces of \.iiid€\'t!t? 
acts or productions; 

(c) Performers; 

(d) Managers or personal repre- 

know even that they nnnnire for the 
rrrrmrt -tran«r>t»>'^ "••<'" Jr.. in i»lrtc<» tt> 
place. Thfy arrange for perform- 
ances in different places which 
necessarily involves the tran.^porta- 
fion fiom place to place. H'lt so 
far as 1 have yet heard, they do not 

(e) Booking agents or agencies; 

<f) Theatres and proprietors. 

That allegation and the amei»il- lion. That is loft to the party him 
ment to paragraph 1(5 elalioratcs self. There is my difDculty with 
and fuJly presents a description of 
the business and the method of 

attention to that paragraph of the 
opinion which has been cited so 
much. In the Butler case in 156 
Federal, they say; 

"All interstate commerce is not 
sales of goods. Importation Into 
oije state from another is the Indis- 
pensable element and test of inter- 
state commerce; and every negotia- 
tion, contract, trade and dealing 
between citizens or different states 
which contemplates and causes such 
importation, whether it be goods, 
persons or Information, Is a trans- 
action of Interstate commerce." 

In other words. Judge Sanborn 
emphasized In that particular case 
the fact that the negotiations of 
contracts themselves, apart from the 
mere fact that the goods themselves 
may liave ^one into interstate com- 
n»erce, when engaged in, having for 
its object the ending of these goods 
or persons in Interstate commerce, 
resulting in and oonlemplating that 
they ahail go Into interstate travel,^ 
that these negotiations and trans - 
actJons will themselves become acts 
of interstate commerce. 

We say, at least we realise, that 
tbt:re is a ground of debate that the 
booking office, engaged as it is in 
making oat the whole scbome of 
transportation for players, acts and 
actors, and paraphernalia, to go from 
city to city and from state to state, 
en^raged in that business alone and 
solely deriving its reventie from the 
5 per cent coamraission on the gross 
salary of every actor that it sends 
out at the end of every week, is 
engaging in a business which con- 
templates and results in the intro- 
duction of persons and property In 
interstate travel and therefore inter- 
state commerce, and we say that 
when they go there the thing thoy 
do. to wit. tho' tinfoldlng of this 
thing, which is property, after all, 
because it is the copyrighted act, the 
unfolding of that for the public gaze 
or nnuisement for hire is not the 
thing which characterlees the thing 
ns Interstate, commerce or not In- 
terstate romm'^rce. Rut the bti^lness 
they engage in here Is wholesale 
fiishion to transport persons and 
l>roperty in interstate travel is the 
thing which determines the ntt^'stion 
of whether they are engaged in in- 
I tcrstate commerce and th!>t is the 

iSoing the business which Is con- know that I get your Honor's s\ig 

i even .-M-range for that transporta- distinction, fundnmentally. between 

that on whicn the Supreme Court 
determined the baseball rase and 
upon which this case should be de- 

the pie.tent phase of your argument 
Mr. Littleton: Well. 1 do nnt 

that in the basefmU case there was 
an absence of an element which ts 
manifest here, an element which 
oUffhC to ba Tsiy persuasive. Here 
la oiu> client, the plaintiff. He is a 
manaxrer or personal representative. 
Hs takes over troxa the hands of 
authors In this oommimlty or any- 
whera things which a»e the product 
of their creation, their creative 
faculties, their ability to write; a 
y&nf deflnlte, a very certain and a 
very renumerative pursuit. He takes 
that property, we will »ti7,tar the 
sake of argument, and pernaps he 
allows them a royalty or he buys it. 
It is property. He clothes It .with 
the necessary paraphernalia and 
surrounds it, puts it about some 
artist who is capable of making it 
get up and walk across the l>oard8 
in attractive fashion, so that the 
public will know what it is. He 
walks Into the booking office of this 
Unlled Booking Office, if ^ is per- 
mitted to go there, and there at the 
desk he negotiates through the 
booking office, acting either for 
their own theatre, of which th^'e 
are 52, wa will say. as we claim, 
that they own ia different cities, 
different stages — not all of them in 
different states, but sonM of them — 
they own these theatres and they 
are therefore not only acting as 
brokers between themselves hut 
they are. on one side of the contract. 
That is one class of contract. They 
negotiate with him. For what? For' 
the hiring or for the purchase or for 
the lease or for some contractual 
proprietorship over this property. 
That contract is entered into in 
writing between the representative 
who owns this act or hires this act 
or takes it on a royalty and the 
booking office acting either for Itself 
as agent, when It is contracting for 
Its ows theatres, or for other the- 
atres f<w whom It sets as agent. It 
enters into these contracts and 
books that act, clothed as it is with > 
all his paraphernalia. It books that 
act in Jersey and all other states on 
a regular schedule, an interstate, 
schedule, and books act after act 

In fact, we say, as -to big-time 
vaiKlevUle, the two-a-day, it books 
all the flu>ts la the whole east, just 
as the Orphenm does ta the wect. 

We say that these persons are 
oMitractlng or negotiating with ref- 
erence to property. The Supreme 
Court of the United States, or at 
least the Court of Appeals, said: 
"A baseball game Is Incapable of 
transportation in Interstate oom- 

Of course. It was obvloTis that 
that was BO, because a baseball nine 
cannot play baseball by Itself. It 
has got to go somewhere and a 
game is determined by the pitching 
and the batting and the catohtng 
and the fielding. Ia other words. It 
is' one kind of a cam* one day 
and another kind of a game another 
day. It is created oa the wery dia- 
mond where the men assemble and 
all that they transi>ort are l)ats and 
balhs, which they co«ld buy, I dare 
say, In the very towns where they 

The Court: The most important 
thing is the players. They trans- 
port them. 

Mr. Littleton: Of course, they 
do. I meant to say all the property 
they transport. 1 did not mean to 
say thej^did not transport the play- 
ers. But under the baseball case. 
I maintain, and because they dif- 
ferentiated In the MarineDl case. I 
say I am entitled to contend that 
the Supreme Court decided the 
question in that case eolely by the 
character of the exhibition they 
gave after they got there, as to 
whether it was interstate commerce 
and did not test it in the manner 
in which we seek to test It here by 
saying that the booking office Itself, 
by its negotiations and contracts, 
to send men Into interstate travel 
with property and persons, is en- 
gaged in interstate omamcrce to 
that extent. 

But apart from that, if the plain- 
tiff in this case was engaged in 
interstate commerce, in tlie ptu*- 
chase, liire or contracting for or 
acquiring property such as sets, 
copyrighted acts, and equipping, 
them with paraphernalia and fitting 
theira out with artists and sending 1 
them through th^ different states, 
if ike were engaged in Interstate 
commerce. It would not be necessary 
for Your Honor. In order ^o main- 
tain our position, to hold that the 
booking office a-as engaged in inter- 
state commerce by negotiating the 
contracts themselves. 

In other ^-ords. it may be that 
the plaintiff would be interested in 
sending the acts out. He might own 
the acts. He miglit own an interest 
in tho acts. He may have acquired 
any ciiaracter of interest. If you and he may send it out. 
He cannot send it out, we claim, 
through any other channel except 
through them. 

Further Argument 
He sends It out. He is engaged 
in the business.' He has 80 acts and 
80 acts all equipped and ready to 
nnd their place in. some place of 
amusement in the United States of 
America, and these 80 acts, which 
are of Immense value to him, total- 
ing up a great Income per year — he 
is unable to Introduce those 80 acts 
into interstate commerce or Inter- 
state travel because of the fact that 
the booking office, albeit It la not 
engaged in Interstate comm*»rce, 
stands as an absolute bar and abso- 
lute restraint upon bis trade and 
makes It Impossihlo for him to do 
it until his acta are dismantled nnd 
his business la dissipated. 
We say If that be true, that the 

I suggest If the Court please, case is well a case within Inter- 


Mate ocxmmerca ati4 tmder the Sher. 
man law wa wouM be entitled to 
proceed. We aay, therefore, if Your 
Honor please, upon the basis that 
the United Bookh« Office has been 
held to be enncad In Interstata 
commerce, that that has not be^ 
overruled, but has been apparently 
dlstlngolBhed and not with disap- 
proval by the very case oa which 
they rely, and the fact that tha 
plaintiff himself is engaged ua« 
doubtedly in sending acts and In- 
dividuals In and through the states 
of tho Union, 'wa say that In any 
aspect of it, whether it be on both 
grounds or upon one ground, wa 
are on safe ground in contending 
that we have a right to maintain 
this action under the Clayton act< 
both as to section IS and section 4. 
If Tour Honor please, the distinc* 
ti(m has been worked out in those 
cases which I submit without 
further elaboi'ation. We have 
grouped the casca here on the ques- 
tion of interstate commerce, and 
they may affcot the question raised 

First, persons engaged. in a botf- 
ne«s conducted within a state caa 
be taxed by the state for doing bual« 
nesa even tliough the business con* 
sists in negotiating contracts which 
incidentally affect interstate coni* 
merce. That is one class of crises 
with whicl;]^ undoubtedly. Your 
Honor is familiar. , 

Then there is Williams against 
Fears in 179 U. S.; Powell vs. Vir- 
ginia, and Hooper vs. California. 
Those arc the ones with respect to 
insiu-ance. primarily. 

Second, there Is another class: 
Persons conducting a business con- 
sisting solely of negotiations direct- 
ly affoctiag interstate commerce 
cannot be taxes by a state. That 
is another holding in a oase such aa 
McCall vs. California, which was 
the case of an agent out through 
the city soliciting persons to go to 
different places and over different 
railroad lines or over a particular 
railroad line. 

The Court: That would ba Uk% 
the case I quoted. 

Mr. Littleton: Then the case ot 
Robins vs. Taxing; Commissioner. 
42e u. s. 

The Court: That is the selliaff 
nf goods, taking orders. 

Mr. Littleton: Then the third is 
a business such as the giviag of 
baseball exhibitions or ^and opera 
hi two cities Is not Interstate com- 
merce. althoQgh Incidentally tha 
players are transported from stala 
to state. That ia the one they cited, 
the Hammersteln caae, which I do 
not think bears on that, and tha 
National League and Federal Baaa- 
hall Club case. 

The fourth la that every contraoL 
aegotiatlon or transaction entered 
Into by the owners of an intrastata 
business, which contemplates and 
re nits in Interstate transportation 
of persons, property or Intelligenca 
is interstate cconmerce. In othta* 
words, thai is simply taking tha 
position that Judge Sanborn took 
in the Butler case. It is following 
out the famous Addison pipe case, 
with which case Your Honor is 
familiar. Your Honor will recall 
the language used there by Judge 
Taft in rendering the opinion that, 
in Interstate commerce, the act of 
Congress acquired or got jurisdic- 
tion of interstate commerce because 
the negotiations or contracts con- 
templated £^nd resulted in l>efore tha 
things contracted for or about had 
themselves reached the channels of 
Interstate travel; In other words, 
that the contracts and negotiations 
themselves might be so essentially 
a part of interstate commerce be- 
cause they did result in and con- 
template the entering of persons er 
personal jn-operty into Interstata 
travel that the law would take bold 
of those as being the evidences of 
interstate commerce, even though 
the things which they were con- 
tracting about, the property ItseU^ 
tho persons themselves, had not 
entered into interstate commercs^ 
and the language of Judge Taft ta 
the Addison pipe case was vary 
strong. N 

Patton Cass 

The next case cited is the Patton 
case. Of oourme, Your Honor is 
perfectly familiar with the Pattso 
case. But it had this great effect. 
In the first place, Patton, as fwt 
know, was trying to ran a corner 
on cotton. . He was running the 
corner In a comer of a state, and 
was acquirlag his comer, so to 
speak, wholly within the confines 
of a state. He was making his con- 
tracU in such a fashion so that It 
could not be said with any degree 
of accuracv that he had done any- 
thing between the states. What he 
did was to so make contracts within 
the state the effect of which wa* 
ts reach out over the states of the 
Union and affect interstate com* 
merce a:id trade, that the Court 
unhesitatingly held that his acts In 
running a corner on the market and 
making the contracts which enabled 
him — probably enabled him — to ac- 
quire that corner, would be held 
to be Interstate commerce and that 
also In a criminal case, where the 
strict rules obtained, 

I say. If Your Honor please, that 
we have no doubt that notwihstand- 
Ing the baseball case, which \» 
really the only thing that we can 
find that could be construed — and 
even that we say Is not a fair con- 
struction of It— against us on this 
position, we say, having regard for 
that ease and tho discrimination 
made by the Court, that the only 
thing that is really against ua on 
this as being against interstate 
ia a case which did not resemble 








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^i.i. rA8« IB Its fttcU. and that the 

Sf'^b'rthr^baract^ of eichlWUon 

Jf waa lnt«r8tat« oom»wce or not. 
we say that oaao te wkS* ©£ tho 
mark it tba coiMMtlona which wo 

'"we^eay that wo havo not any 
doubt from tho cases and from vari- 
ous constmctlons and tho deduc- 
tinna to bo drawn from the opinions, 
« it when the booking office com- 
bines with the Orpheum circuit that 
they divide the territory of the 
tinlted State* east 9f Chicago and 
west of Chlca^ro. and they «et on* 
the same floor and they contro! 
•what la called him time raiidevine 
In the theatres that they either own 
or control, and we allege that, and 
that they prevent people from 
operating In that Industry by reason 
of the fact t^M- they do not permit 
them to engaipre acts and actors to 
tco out on that Held and operate, we 
Jay fl'St that they themselves as 
negotlalora of the contract engaged 
Ml BX* kn interstate commerce, and, 
second, they are restricting and rc- 
Utralalng interstate commerce which 
i^e are engaged in and which they 
have no right to <to. And If we 
«s(kbllflh our rights, we are entitled 
iJtfn th« relief under both branches of 

«ko the reli 

\he ca^. 

With reference to what Mr. Studin 

said concerning the Federal Trade 

Commission, white I do not know 

how much thxU wUl have to do with 

Tour Honor's determination of this 

' iiuestlon, Mr. Epstein is familiar 

>wlth that proceeding before the 

Federal Trade CommissioB and | 

would like to have him state our 

Side- of that. 

The Court: T>t me ask you. 

' ^ntlemen. I have read the baselwli 

• case and your pleadings during the 

recess. It just occurs to me that 

neither of you have cited, and I 

therefore assume that there la noth- 

. Jng In It, another case which comes 

to my mind and that is the Colorado 

, Coal case. 

The very dotemsination In the 
. Colorado Coal ease was that, horri- 
ble as the acts were, and much as 
the Supreme Court would like to 
have sustained the finding against 
the defendant. Che bin was dismissed 
- because interstate commerce was 
not involved; and notwithstanding 
, the fact that the coal in part, at 
^ least, waa destined for Interstate 
-commerce. I have not reread that 
' case, but I rather thought It might 
.:i be cited. Is there anything In the 
declskm, in the opinion of the Conrt ? 
There were two or three opinions. 
Mr. Littleton: We might almost 
■ go back to the Knight case, which 
has had soch a stormy career, when 
you andertake to say that a thing 
which is merely mined and destined 
for Interstate commerce creates in- 
terstate commerce. 

Knight Case Aaain 
The Knight case suffered its dif- 
ferentiations and condemnations. If 
at all. solely from the fact that in 
that particular case the manufac- 
turing was done, to be sure, with 
, the intent that It should go In Inter- 
state commerce. But It has been 
distinguished from time to time, as 
Tour Honor knows. We do not 
have to depend upon tho fact that 
It Is Intended that these llungs shall 
go Into Interstate commerce when 
they are created. In the first place, 
the inexorable fixedness of the sit- 
uation, of course, of' theatrei^ re- 
quires that you cannot play at all 
the theatres In the country without 
going from state to state. 

The Court: Nor even In two 
baseball games, in dlfTerent states. 

Mr- Littleton: No, you could not 
do that. If we wtsre relegated to 
the exact category of a baseball 
game and occupied no other position 
> than that of a baseball game, If we 
did not stand for any more In law 
than a baseball game, if we did not 
have any more than the attributes 
of a baseball game, and if we did 
not do anything more than play ex- 
hibition games, we might toll with- 
in that, too. But to say that Vie book- 
ing office, whose whole business Is 
that of contracting and negotiating 
the tours and routes of these per- 
•ons. either wlt^ Its own theatres 
or with theatres over which we 
claim It has control by Its booking 
arrangements, to say that It Is not 
engaged In interstate commerce or 
at all events that we are not en- 
gaged In interstate commerce, that 
either propoaiiion is not sound, does 
not, I think. And any support In the 
proposition- that If coal is mined 
with the expectation that it will go 
In Interstate commerce, that that 
1« a parallel to our particular case. 

We were engaged In sending 80 
acts out over this country. We 
could not transact our business in 
any way except to contract for these 
}0 acts in different states of the 
Union. We had SO acts, with prop- 
erty attached to them which was 
, property, and we were engaged In 
Bending them out. In expecting that 
they would go In Interstate com- 
merce. Our livelihood depended on 
the fact that we were sending them 
into Interstate commerce and were 
deriving our Income from it. We 
■ay that the defendants In this ac- 
tion, by their combination and con- 
'^ «plr.icy, and by their atteraptln», to 
inonopolize tho business, strangled 
that enterprise and left those acts 
Btranded so that as far as we are 
J^nccrned, they dismantled all of 
that property and It crumbled to 
oust in our hands. 

We say that surely w^e were on- 

^apred jn Interstate commerce and 

nad been for all these years. And If 

[, ^0 were and if we establish the 

facts that I have suggeate^. I «o not 
•eo. If Yonr Honor please, how It 
can possibly bo that we would not 
fbJl within the rule that w« had 
been subject to damage which a 
combination In rastnUat of trade 
would Inflict upon us; and to ^ntltlt 
us to claim damages under th« pro- 
'• visions of section 4 of the Clayton 

Mr^ Kppstein: If it please the 
court, before n»entioning the ques- 
tion of the action of <be Federal 
Trade Commission, if I may, I would 
like to s!ly Just a few words on the 
matter that you have under con- 
sideration. So far as I am person- 
ally concerned. I cannot really see 
any conflict between the decision of 
the Supreme Court of the United 
.States in this case and the decision 
of Judge Hand in the Marinelli case. 
and I believe if you analyze the prin- 
ciples involved In all of the doci- 
sions, that the matter has not the 
complexity and does not Involve the 
c(implicated situation (hat at flrst 
blush It seems to have. 

In the beginning, the court held 
tliat in order tliat a cons^iiracy in 
restraint of trade should be viola- 
tive of tiie Anti-Trust acts. It must 
have a direct restraint ufwn trans- 
portation; the contract it»»elf. the 
transaction itself, must direcMy al- 
fect transportation. That was so 
held in the Knight case. That ritle 
has not boon d<*partod from ex- 
actly, but aa Judge Hand himself 
says in his decision, it is pretty 
clear that it has not been followed, 
because In the Biitk«r and in 
the Addison Pipe case, the courts 
have created a formula. The for- 
mula is this, that every contract, 
every transactloo, every negotiation 
wliich contemplates and which re- 


suits in the transportation of | 
sons, property or of inteiHgence 
from one state to another state con- 
stitutes Interstate commerce. 

After that foiraula was an- 
nounced* a great ra.any other cases 
c^me up before the courts, such as 
the Hammersteiu case «nd finally 
such as the basebaTl case; and then 
out of these cases grew the doctrine 
of whethef the effect upon inter- 
state commerce was Incidental ort 

Exactly what waa meant by that 
is somewhat nebulous. But in a 
great number of cases they state — 
and they cite the baseball ease and 
the Hammersteln case, although I 
could cite fifty cases — that if the 
effect upon Interstate commerce is 
purely incidental, the business en- 
gaged in by the jparties is not inter- 
atate commerce, but If it Is an es- 
sential part of their business, if it 
oociiplce that position of pronUnence 
and importance as to make it an 
essential element in tho business. 
then It Is. 

One of the illustrations made hy 
Mr. Goodman was that because a 
theatre owner in Memphis, Tennes- 
see orders his scenery from New 
York does not make him engaged In 
interstate commerce. That is clear- 
ly true. But a contract Involving 
the purchase and transportation of 
the scenery from New York to 
Memphia is undoubtedly Interstate 

The Court: There Is no question | 
about that. 

Mr. Eppst^in: Therefore, the 
courts have held that the purpose 
for which people travel Is not im- 
portant, as, for Instance, If they 
are traveling purely for pleasure. 
If the* contract contemplates and 
results In the transportation of per- 
sons, property or of Intelligence 
from one state to another, that is 
interstate commerce. The courts 
have held also in tho Patton case, 
phrticularly, which I think Is the 
leading case on this subject, that the 
contract, need not expressly refer 
to it. If it necessarily results in 
(and there for the first time I think 
the word "necessarily'' is found) — if 
It contemplates and necessarily re- 
suite In the transportation of per- 
sons, properties and ideas. It is a 
transaction ^n Interstate commerce. 
Acts as Property 

It seejns to me that If we take 
this case and measure it by those 
principles, that you have not any 
great difficulty. What we contend 
interstate commerce amounts to In 
this cas^ is this: Certain people 
create acts; those acts^are property, 
they are copyrighted, represent in- 
vestments and so forth. Contracts 
are made for the transportation of 
these acts from state to state and 
for their exhibition. I do not want 
to dodge that question. An import- 
ant part of that contract doubt- 
lessly is the exhibition, because they 
would not bo transported but for 
the exhibition. But tho question 
finally that Your Honor must decide 
In this case Is whether so muoh of 
that contract as contemplates and 
results in the transportation of these 
persona, properties and intelligence. 
because a vaudeville act Incrudos all 
of these things, whether that Is a 
mere incident of such unimportance 
as not to bring It within the inter- 
state commerce provisions or 
whether it is so essential a part of 
th^t contract aa to rendor It Inter- 
state commerce. Judge Hand in 
passing upon that identical ques- 
tion makes this distinction. 

With reference to tho Federal 
Trade Commission, may It please 
the court, wliilst I cannot Imagine 
that Your Honor would bo influ- 
enced by tho opinion of the At- 
torney General, because after all it 
has not the effect of court, yet I do 
not think It is quite fair to permit 
you to remain under the imprrpsion 
that tho record apparently suggests. 

What happened in the Federal 
Trade investigation is this. There 

was a light betwaea two aocfat Or- 
ganizations or rathsr between a 
social organisation and these sama 
defendants. A number of hearings 
ware had. They were 'all UB4«r 
Section 6 of the Act of 1914. At that 
time the Jurisdiction of the Fedaral 
Trade Conunission was exceedingly 
uncertain. They did not know 
whether they had the right to en- 
force the Khemnan Act or did not 
have the right. But they decided 
simply that the fact that people 
were picketing a clubhouse In New 
York, although it had possibly at- 
tained this power ant authority to 
prevent people goinif iu there by 
virtue of the Sherman Act. that that 
did not constitute unfair methods of 
competition in Interstate commerce. 

But may it please the Court, they 
were sufficiently of the impression 
that this constituted a violation of 
Ihe Sbernuin Act ikuii they aeiU this 
matter to tli« Attorney (Jeneral for 
action and tho Attorney <;en«ral did 
follow the derisioiiK previously made. 
So that in hia or*nton the giving of 
exhibitions wa« not commerce. ,1 
think it is rather important la this 
connection that your Honor may 
know that th« Commission were not 
very happy ever that situation. I 
went to Wairlilngton myself VvHh the 
idea of reopening that case mid 
having them make finding of fact. 
They considered an applicatioa at, 
that tixae from toe and finally the 
memlH*r8 of tti« tTommiiision a<lvised 
me that the matter had bt>e« dlfl- 
miased nnd that therefore Ihoy had 
no longer jurisdiction. But in that 
same letter they told me they could 
sec no reason why I* could »ot file 
another complaint nor could the^ 
^€^^ ».iny reason why I should not 
again take the matter up with the 
Attorney General of the United 
StJitfs and present the facts to him. 

I So that, so far aa the Oommlssion 
itself is coitcerned. they did not give 
these gentlemen the clean bill of 
health that they seem to have re- 
ceived from the fact that the bill 
of complaint waa dismissed. 

The Cour^ Gentlemen, I have a 
pretty dear conviction In this case^ 
But you have made olalxirate 
preparations for the trial and I am 
entirely willing to suspend here and 
examine again some of the cas^^a. I 
assume that if the motion is sus- 
tained. It Is sustained for want of 
jurisdiction over the subject matter 
as stated in tha bill and that there- 
fore the review would he directly to 
the Supreme Court, would it not? 

Mr. Littleton: I think so. 

The Court: If the District Court 
dismisses a bin for want of juris- 
diction, whether it be over the sub- 
ject BUitter or the person, and if a 
bin is detnurrahle because it does 
not set out a good cause of action 
under the Federal Law, that is, if 
the statutory requirements which 
give the Federal Court jurisdiction 
of the subject matter are not s^ out 
In the bill. I take it that the sustain- 
ing cf the demurrer In the dismiesal 
of the bfll is not for want of equity 
In the sense of general equity jur- 
isdiction, but is for want of Federal 
jurisdiction, whether it be law or 
Equity, want of Federal jurisdic- 
tion over the subject matter com- 
plaind of. I should suppose that 

Court did nat adopt that differeatU- 
tkm. If they had adopted it, it 
realljf would have been importast. 
But they did not. And they did not 
for the reason that, particularly, 
tha man who wrot« that opinion. 
JiMtice Holmes, is usually very 
earefal Bot ta give dk;4a. and eon- 
flnes himself carefully to the case 
befora him. 

Mr. Littleton: However carefully 
he Bsar have heenf If Your Honor 
please, if he had the opinion of the 
Circuit Court of Appeals before him. 
which I say I assume he raad, he 
must have seen the Circuit Court 
of ... ,<eals* opinion. They not only 
did not say that they did not dte- 
agreo with ihe Marinelli case, hut 
they realty pointed out the grounds 
on which the Marinelli ease was 
sustained, and they gave the 
ground. They said it was quite a 
dm'erent thin^c from the matter they 
had in hand. ^ 

The Court: Well. I will read over 
the Marinelli case carefully, hc- apart from all else, it Is a case 
in this circuit, and in addition to 
that. It is a decision by a Judge for 
whose opinions I have the very 
highest Tcsjiect- 

Wr. I^ttleton: If Your Honor 
wishes me to give you reference to 
those cases. I can do that. Or shall 
we Just give you the mepiorandum? 
It Is not In anr orderly fashion. It 
was made up Tor our own use. 

The Cotu-t: You can let ma have 
the memorandum that you have 

Mr. Goodman: May I ask Tour 
Hospr to make note of these 

cases: Williams vs. Fears, 179 
U. S.. and the Anderson ft Hopkins 
cases. Stockyard cases, with which 
Your Honor Is, of course, familiar. 

Adjourned until Tuesday, Oot. 31, 
1922. at 10:S0 o'clock a. 1m. 

would be so. 

Mr. Eppstein: Your Honor now 
has an action at law before you as 
well as an action in equity, so there 
would be no difficulty on that. 

The Court: There would be the 
same thing In the action of law. A 
complaint at law might set out a 
good cause of action at law, but 
>elng based upon the Federal 
Statute in order to give this Court 
jurisdiction at all, there being no 
diversity of citizenship. But I tal# 
it. If It does not do that, it is a case 
for direct appeal to the Supreme 

Mr. Littleton: In that connection, 
we could hand your Honor such 
memoranda as we had. If it would 
be of any advantage. Of course, 
these arguments that we make be- 
fore your Honor are the best we can 
do and in the hest way we could 
deliver them. 

The Court: I think so. 
Mr. Littleton: But we really feel 
that your Honor jshould consider the 
question In yoxir own way with a 
memorandum l>efore you of oiich 
authorities as you think you would 
like to have. 

The Court: Really, I think that 
the Supreme Court decision In the 
baseball case — and I thought so 
when I read It as it appeared — and 
I think so again after the argument 
— clears the air quite thoroughly In 
these cases. I shall read again, with 
great care, that opinion. I shall 
read again the Marinelli case. If 
you have It here, I should like to 
have the Court of Appeals* opinion 
In tho baseball case, which I have 
not read. 

As 1 heard It read, I cannot quite 
agre«^%ith your suggestions, • Mr. 
Littleton, as to the reasons why 
they dealt with the Marinelli case as 
they dfd. Knowing the courts after 
a pretty long experience as one of 
them,. I should say, without again 
reading it, just from hearing it 
again, that they do nearly as every 
other court does. If a case is not 
exactly in point, one does not say 
that one disagrees with it; but one 
says that It is not directly in point, 
and therefore need not consider 
whether he agrees with or di.sagr*ea 
with It. 

Further, I cannot quite agree with 
your Interpretation of the Supnnie 
Court's language in reference to the 
Court of Ai>pe.>ls' decision, as beln^ 
In any manner a conl'irmation of th« 
Court of Appeals* differentiation of 
the Marinelli case. The Supreme 


(Continued from t>ag<e 1) 
being raised hy labor la for the de- 
fense of the Herrtn. Ill , miners, who 
during the coal strUco last summer 
are a.Il<eged to have attacked and 
mnrdered 47 strikebreakers who 
had b«>en Inred to operate a 'strip 
mine. The recent Indictment of the 
Herrin culprits Includes the names 
of over 404 miners of that locality. 

The balance of tha fund la to he 
devoted, aocarding to the expUtna- 
tlon given actors, for the contest- 
ing of the Chlpago Injunction, which 
is being fought by Samuel Oo^pera, 
prreslflent of tfie A. F. of L. Tha hi- 
jAnctlon waa Issued In the federal 
courts during the rallrcad strike and 
was made pamrtAnent. Attora^ 
General Daugherty presented evi- 
dence of property destruction and 
interference with intorst^a com- 
merce to sustain his reque.sV for the 
ref training order. Oompera declared 
that labor would fight the order to 
the Supreme Court, for it m-as rec- 
ognized to be the most smeeplng re-- 
strictlve order against organized 
labor in a decade. .,. 

The A. P. of L. has a reputed 
membership of 2,000,000. and if the 
a.ssessment was ci.jjiplctcly colk>cted 
it would mean a fund of $10,000,900. 
Whi. percentage of the tolal is ex- 
pected none In theatrical circles will 
predict, hut it Is presumed that fw> 
large a sum might l)o necessary In 
the case of civil d.'imago actions 
growing out of the Herrin mine hor- 
ror. It Is assumed that all labor 
unionists havo been assessed for a 
similar amount. 

. Along Broadway professionals 
discussed the assessment matter 
with any number «nid to regard It 
unfavorably. Letters were not sent 
to menvberS personally, but to 
deputies assigned to each show. 
The F>qulty*« deputies' weekly bul- 
letin advised members to a.Hk the 
deputy about an Important com- 

munication, and ths latter then im- 
parted the contents of the assess- 
ment call sent out by BquUy at the 
order of tho A. F, of L. 

Few professionals appeared to 
know whether the assessment Is a 
matter of compulsion or Is looked 
upon as voluntary contributions, 
nor whether the labor order Is man- 
datory upon Kquity or Its mem- 
bers. Some believed Equity would 
be called on for a $5 per capita as- 
sessment, tliat money to be turned 
over^to the A. F. of L., with Equity 
getting relmbur.'^ement from Its 
n>embers. The recent Increase In 
dues Is believed by some to have a 
connection with the assessment or- 
der, knowledge of which may have 
been oMalned by Equity officials 
some time ago. 

At Its annual meeting E(4Uity of- 
flclala stated the dues Inrrenac was 
necessary because the organization 
was losing at the rate of about 
$50,000 annually. A good part of the 
loss is blamed on the failure to pay 
dues. Members knowing the num- 
l>er of dues delinriiif nts .arc at- a 
loss to underst.nn'l how the lal)Or 
afis« s.smtnt is to ho necui* d. 


(Continued from page 1) 

Ishing Its week at tho Chastnixt 
Street opera house, Philadelphia. 

The following Monday <Nov. If) 
the Jacobs unit will commence a 
tour of the Krhinger legit houses, 
playing under Uh titJ*' <Mily, and at 
a $2 top. The show feataret 
Blanche Ring and Charles Wln- 

The transfe*' of "As You Were** 
fram the Shui>ert unit to tha 
Erlanger legit time is said to hava 
been aocoaaplishcd through the con- 
aent of tho Shubert offices. 

The Jacobs show is the Urst to 
switch from the Shubert vaud«>vOle 
to other time. Other units stopping 
on the Shubert circuit have either 
temporarfly retired for revision or 
altogether closed. 

The Ja-oolfs show, according to 
report, is about $1S4MN) behind sinoa 
It started epcrating as a Shubert 
unit, in addition to about a $15,9M 
investment made hy Ji^^ Jacobs 
and Mr. Morris in the reprodueeA 
piece thi^ Irene Bondonl and Baum 
Bernard flrst starred in. Following 
PhiladeJplila the Shubert 
called for "As You Were** f 
the Academjr. Bujtimore. which, to 
Miss Jacohfl. looked like a certain 
loss sijice the reports of the fl i w i 
bcrt unit bjsioesa in Baltlmora 
have been disoouragfng. Sha na« 
gotl^ted with Vic I^cigkton of tht 
Brian ger hooking eihce, secorlng a 

Jsuck Morris is private aacratary 
to Leo Shubert. When tha unit 
franchises were apportioned In tha 
summer Miss Jacobs received oaa 
outright, but was later requested tor 
Lee Shubert to allow Morris a half 
interest. It is not knoVn if Morrla 
continues as a partner in **Aa Tou 
Were" on the Brtanger hoolclaga. 

The Weber and Fields show Ja 
the dnly Shubert unit, acooi^diitg ta 
a consensus of opinion by nailt vro* 
ducers. showing a proAt to Aata. , 

The U'eher and Fields unit wma 
produced by I. H. Hark, who «Bar« 
anteed the principals %iJUf% mttdf 
with a percentaga of ths groai. 
Their unit has taken all Df tha 
Shubert vaudevUla hox oOea rao- 
ords so far this feason w h s t syer 
playing. In whet Is known aa tko 
"Jersey splir on the Shubart timm 
Weber and Fields did over |tl,t9f, 
and on the "Brooklyn apllC" (two 
half weeks) the ahow did orer 
fll.OtO, remarkable figures for those 
staiKls. Tl>e Weber and Fialda unit 
hoa been reported costing ahont 
$5,700 weekly to operate, although 
it has been clained that It oost 
$7,100 weekly. 

Mr. Weber was reported com- 
plaining shortly after tha anlt 
opened Ik> did' not relish the twiee 
daily perfprmancea, after hia long 
retiremenl* from the stage, during 
which he had been producing and 
rehearsing iegitimate attractions 
under his own management. One 
of the Weber operatic successes 
was "Honrydew" of a few seaeona 
ago. Mr. l<'1elds has been contlno- 
oii»ly playing and did not feel ths 
exertion of the work as did hia 
partner. *" 

"The Rose Girl," one of the four 
units controlled directly by the 
Shuberts, closed Saturday in St. 
Louis. The company were Informed 
verbally the show would probably 
reopen in about ten daya No spa- 
ciflc date of reopening was given. 
The Palace, St. Paul, dropped ott. 
the Shul>ert unit route Satiu-day 
with ''Laughs and Ladles," the final 
attraction. The Oarrlck, Minne- 
apolis drops out toiBorrbw (Satur- 
day) with Jack Raid's "Carnival of 
Fvn," the last unit there. 

Both houses had been playing tho 
Shubert units on a 6$-50 baeis up to 
a week ago. Last week the tema 
were reported to have been In- 
creased for tha shows to 4t-49. 
Despite the reported Increaae tha 
business did not warrant continuing 
the shows. 

With Omaha oat last week, tho 
three defections wU! leave the Shu- 
bert units with nothing in tha 
northwest. With the northwest ajid 
the two latest reported units out, 
the Shubert vaudeville circuit will 
be left with about 24 units and 
weeks. It started with 80 of each. 

Aileen' Stsntey's a«itonif-Mlr 
demolished two weeks ago while 
.Mi«.s Stanley was returimig to N'ew 
York from Baltimore, The accident 
o;< uiTfd in trying tf> avoid a col- 
lision with an approfu hing car. Mis.s 
Stanley escaped seriou:^ injury. 


<(\»jitinaed from page 1) 
the meat products* company reim- 
burses weekly in the form of a free 
ham to the firm. 

The ham weekly becomes the sub*" 
ject of cc»nt*ntion between the part- 
ners, further complicated by the 
plaint of the property man who_ 
conceived the idea of adding a ham 
weekly to his income through tha 
free advertising. Instead, the pro- 
ducing managers declared them- 
selves in on tl>o revenuoi. Last week 
this wa.s still further Involved when 
one cf thf (.uncrs asked hia partner 
to hi him liave next week's ham 
this v^««k, for some reason!. 



Friday, November 8, 1922 


CAIl hoMM op«o Cor tb* weak wltli Ifosder matlr-M, whaa not eth«rwiM 

Tb« bllU b«low arc vroupad In dlvlslenii according to booking o0cm aappllod 

Tba mann«? In whicb the** bllla ara printad doaa not d«nota tba ralatlva 
Importanca of acta nor tbalr p-ogran^ poaitiona 

• bofora natna danotaa act la doing now tura» or raappaarlng aftar abaanea 
from vaudavlUa. or appearing In clt/ wbora llatad Cor tba Oral Umm. 



Kvlth'a Palaca 

Gluran Sk. Marg'rite 
•Tha Wager- 
Owen McOlvency 
W & J Mand<>l 
BAD WheoltT 
Fanny Drica 
<Two to nil) 

Kelth'a Riverside 

Vincent Lopez Co 
Wm Bba 
Jeasle Busaejr 
Francea Arms 
•Four Yllerona 
*Oautler A Pony 
(Others to All) 

Krith'a Royal 

Jean Graneae Co 
Bryan & Brodcrlck 
Belle Baker 
Brown A Whitt'kcr 
Bim City Four 
(Ottaera to fill) 

Kelth'a Colomial 
Joe Cook 
Alarga Waldron 
Tom Patricola 
Harry J Conley Co 
Joa Diskay 
Alexandera & Sm'h 
CecHia Weaton 
•RAW Roberts 
(One to All) 

Keith's Allmmbrm 

Kerr A WcBton 
Van & Schenck 
Marion Murray 
A A F Stedman 
Lncaa A Ines 
Harry Burna Co 
Sophie Kaasmir 
Hartley & Pat'rson 
(One to fill) 

Moae* BrocMlway 

Valerie Bergere Co 
Bandy Shaw 
Klale White 
Crawford ft Brod'k 
Waltera A Walters 
Gareinetti Bros 
Golden Gate Three 
(One to nil) 

MosK* rollaenm 
Cunningham & B 
Rockwell A Fox 
Alma A(|alr . 
Beaumont Sia 
WllUe Hale & Bro 
Jos -K Watson 

2d half 
•Ben Bernie Band 
Corrlnne Tllton 
Palermo's Dogs 
(Others to nil) 

Keith's Fordh*m 

yi l>lamond Co 

Fields A Fink 
1st half (.6-8) 

Tfeatrloe A Morgan 

Hall A Dexter 

Low Seymour 

•StrassH's Seal 

(Two to nil) 
2d half (9-12) 

"Llttlo Cottage* 

Tom Kelly 

•Grow A Patea 

(Others to nil) 

Proc-tor'B 5Mh 8t. 

2d half (2-5) 
"Ilata Oft " 
"Making Movlaa' 
Fields A Ilar'ngton 
Hall A Dealer 
Green A.LaFell 
*Mack A Manus 

Ist half (C-8) 
' Little Cottaee" 
Tom Kelly 
(Others to nil) 

2d half (9-12) 
John R Gordon Co 
I.Hrth to Moun 
Booth & Nina 
(Others to nil) 

I'roctor's 5tii Ave. 

2d half (2-5# 
Pwlft A Kelly 
'Cunningham A B 
Handers A Mlllia 
Chas Althoff 
(Others to nil) 

1st hnlf (6-8) 
Wayburn's 12 
ProHsler A Klalas 
I'ord A Price 
Around the Corner 
(Others to nil) 

2d half (ft-12) 
Rnymood Bond Co 
liuckridge C'aey Co 
Moss A Fryo 
Frank Farron 
Dooley & Storey 
•Strass'^l's Seal 
(Two to nil) 

Prortor'a ^^d St. 

2d half (2-6) ' 
Bcatrieo Morgan Co 
ir A K Sharrock 
•Marion Wilklns Co 
Lang A Blakeiiey 
•Herman & Briac'h 
Raymond Pike 

Ist hnlf (6-8) 
T^edom A Gardner 
Rose Bennett 
•(!rew A Patea 
(Others to All) 

2d half (0-l2> 
Ifugh Herbert Co 
Hall A Dexter 
Rich Sla 
Jack Joyce 
Winifred A Brown 
(One to nil) 


"Steppin' Around" Co. 


EUnore A Williams 
Ilcaly A Cross 
Hal Johnson Co 
Dixie Four 
A A U Falls 
2d half 
Henry A Moore 
Aeroplane Girla 
(Othera to nil) 

Moss' Franklin 

Hazel Green Co 
Jack Goldie 
Sarah I'adden Co 
Bllda Morris 
Margaret A Alv'r'z 
(Une to nil) 

2d half 
Swbr Broa 
Gilfoyle A Lang 
Versatile Six 
"Will J Ward 
(Two to nil) 

Keith's HnniilUu 

>IcLaughlin A B 
Bostock's School 
(Others to nil) 

2d half 
Versatile Six 
•Helen Staples 
A A O Falls 
(Othera to nil) 

Keith's JefferHon 

•Ben Bernie Ban,d 
•Lane A Freeman 
•Helen Staples 
•lillly Hughes Co 
(Others to nil) 
, 2d half 

Bwor Bros 
McLaughlin & B 
Margaret A Alv'r'z 
Jimmy T^yorts 
Bostock's School 
(Othera to nil) 



2'1 half 
*Cuniiingluiin A B 
ili'aly & (%(>>ss 
Butler & Parker 
Willie H.ile A Bro 


Keith's Bushwick 

Blossom St'ol'^y ('o 
Blliott A LaFour 
Kinlly Lea 
Joe Ijiurie Jr 
Mac Sorereitn 
(Two to nil) 

keHli'R Orplieiim 

♦Ann Pennington 
Al Wohlman 
Y vette Hugel 
Dezo Rftler 
Herbert's Dogs 
(Others to nil) 

MoMi' FlHtbush 

K.ldie Foy i'o 
Meyers A liana ford 
L A H Ziegler 
( to Jill) 

Keith's Greeniralnt 

2d half (:>-5) 
Bessie Reiapel Co 
Haley Sis 
Watts A Hawley 
Si-ngs A Steps 
•Lime Three 
(One to nil) 

Ijit half (6-S) 
Hui^'h Herbert ('o 
•Robert us A W 
l-'rank Farron 
(Others to fill) 

2d half (r»-12) 
•"Ring Tangle" 


I G S Toupees Make-Up 

r>DXI4 H*nd fur Price Llat 


10« W. 46 th S.t. N. Y. 

Moas' Regent 

•J Muldoon Co 
Henry A Moore 
Kepee A Dutton 
•Rich Sl« 
Falernio's Dogs 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Parah I'adrten Co 
Hazel (fTcen Co 
Jack (lolclie 
Will J Ward 
(Two to nil) 

Kfith'H Hint St. 
•Julia Nasn ro 
Alexander A KifWn 
powers A Wullaco 
Herman B'-rrens 
Van Cello .*i Mary 

rnnlor'* 12otii SI. 

2d holf (2-r.) 
\^•halen A McSlinne 

Adams A C.rifflt h 
•Robt Iteilly Co 

'?"Currpnt of Fun' 

•Harry Von Tilzer 
Rose H(>nnett 
(Oth-TH to nil) 

Keilli's ProHpert 

2d half Cl-r.) 
I'olly Kny Co 
Andrew Mack 
Culport A Brown 
Letdom A Gardn' r 
iTwo to nil) 

iMt half (6 S) 
I'm Wrlch 
•■■lling Ti<nule" 
(Others »tj nil » 

2d hi If (!>-l2) 

^Vatl« »< llawl< y 
(fUh'TN t>» fill) 

Moms' Klviera 

Srtnr Bros 
C. .lfoyl<- A T.aiiK 
Vor?:itile Six 
WIU J Wilt. I 

(Two .to nil > 

2<1 hnlf 
.los K \Vat,«iin 
Hai Johnsou Co 

Johnny Muldfoon Co 
Dixie Four 
Morton Jewel] Tr 
(One to nil) 



The Fuynes 
Lang A Blakeney 
Manning A Halt 
Jack Wilson Co 
Rose Revue 

2d hair 
Collina A Hill 
Clifford A Hill 
("•ialre Vincent Co, 
Shaw A I^ee 
Roae A Moon 


Reilly Freney A R 
Indian Reveries 
(Two to nil) 
2d half 
Kelly A Drake 
Stanley A Birnea 

M Cavanagh Co 


(Roanoke apllt) 

Ist hair 

Toto Hammer Co 
Dillon A Milton 
Brady A Mahoney 

Kelly A Brown 
Leon Varvara 
Delaney A Keller 
Haynei A Beck 
J-R Johnson Co 
(Oae to nil) 

2d hair 

Bryant A Stewart 
Rob Rellly Co 
Barrett A Cunneen 
Fred V Bowers Co 
(Two to All) 


Booking ExduMWely 


Drphcum, B. F. Keith (Weit- 
crn) W. V. M. A. 

and Affiliated C«rcuit« 




Suit* 1313, Masonic Tample BIdg. 


Andersoir A Yvel 
(Two to nil) 


Sully A Thomas 
LaPllarIca Trio 
Joo Darcy 
(Two to nil) 

2d half 
Moore A Freed 
riordon A#Rlcca 
(Three to ttll) 


Stanley ^ Dorman 
N A .J Farnum 
Jeannette Chiltia 
Kramer A Grimo " 
"Doctor Shop" 
(One to nil)/ 
2d half 
Mella A Brcen 
M Lippard t'o 
Grey A Old Rose 
I'ierce A Ryan 
Stars of Yesterday 



(nirmitiKhatn spiit) 

lal half 
Ann Gray 
Walters A Ooold 
Uuby Raymond 3 
R('K«'r Gray Co 
Harvard VV'frd A B 

Arm RN, N. Y. 


Uycdu Japs 


B. F. Keith's 

A'an A Tyson . 
Leo Donnelly 
Claude A Marion 
Kebbio Gordons 
Van A Corbett 


105th St. 
I'omcr Romaine 
W A G Aheafn * 
CAM Uunbar 
Vaughn Comfort 
Vadio A Gygl 
Harrison l>akin Co 
Deinarest A CoU'te 


R. F. Kelth'a 

Van A BiUo 
B Anderson A Pony 
Kallum A O'Dare 
Dancing Dorians 
Florence Brady 
Runaway Four 



The StanU ys 
Betty Washington 
Gus Fowler 
Lynn & Howland 
Howard A Clark 
Seeil A Austin 
Snow Col'mb's A H 
Juggling McBanns 


Able O. II. 

Kelly A Drake 




Tliis Week (Oct. 30) Marjiuiid. Baltimore 

llaney A Morgan 
lierce tr Ryan- 
"Karth to Moon " 


Mary Ian <1 

Ccvcfie 'I'roupo 
Sf.phie Tucker 
Redmond A Wells 
Miliir A Bradford 
(Others to till) 


Iiyrie . s 

(AtUtvta split) 
iHt half 

Fred Hughes Co 
Force A Williams 
Wylle A Hartman 
Venetian Five 



'.'he Tan AraKis 
Newell A Moxl 
■ Driftwood" 
luirn.s A I^ynn 
Aileen Mtauley 
lluuHe i>avld Band 
.'oe Browning 
McCnrton &• M'ronn 



(.'^ame 1st half bill 
plays Columbia L'<l 

Francis A Wilson 


S.impsel A Leonh't 

Ned MeK(n!»^y 

Three Mi-lvins 
2d half 

The L»>rayH 

I »ore Sisters 

U. lilies 

C.lllx'^t Wells 

.«?tanley A Blrnos 
Anili-rson A Yvel 
(Two to nil) 
2d half 
Rellly Feeney & R 
Indian Reveries 
(Three to nil) 



^Ta1^.!0 Japs 
I'into A Boyle 
rink'a ^lules 
Chief Capolican 
Travers Douglas Co 
Murray A Garriwh 



Three Whirlwinds 
Morris A Shaw 
Tracoy A McBride 
r«scnr Lorraine 
•Thiink You Dr" 
Stella Mayhew 
White Black A IT 

(;rani> rapids 


Al .<;triker 
Dixie Hamilton 
llolini'S A Hnlliston 
Shattuek A O'Ncll 
I'^tlillo Ross 
Int'-rnnlional Seven 



K napp A Cornnlla 
lOd Janis Revue 
Gordon A Ricca* 
(Two to nil) 

2d half 
Jans A Whalon 
(Four to nil) 

IfOnOKEN. N. ,f. 


Cliff Jordan 

Barrett A Farnum 
Winifred A Brown 
Walton A Brandt 
Mang A Snyder 

2d half 
Valda Co 

Herman A Briscoe 
Gertrude Barnes Co 
Frank Conroy 
Wells Va A Weat 


B. F. Keith's 


Kane A Grant 
Dave Harris Band 
I'arry A Whitledga 
Lewis A Dody 
•Son Dodger* j 



(Savannah split) 
lat halt 
The Belldaya 
Phil Davia 
Grace Nelaon Co 
Marks A Wilson 
Kalulahl'a H'w'fl'na 



Carroll A Burke 
Frank J Conroy Co 
Gertrude Barnea 
M A A Clarke 

2d half 
Cliff Jordan 
Bogg A Willa 
•M Wilklns Co 
I-ew Cooper 
Walton A Brandt 

Valda Co 

Morrlaey A Young 
Wells Va A West 
Moss A Fr^e 
May Wirth Co 

2d half 
Mang A Snyder 
Barrett A Farnum 
M A A Clarke 
Veterans of Variety 
Ted I^rralne Co 



1st half 
Ryan Weber A R 
Peggy Carhart 
Hert>ert Ashley Co 
Willie Solar 
Tony George Co 


n. F. Keith's 

Bert Levy 


May McKay A Sis 

Bison City Four 

Sampson A Do'glas 

The Hnrtwella 

Stone A Hayes 



(N. Orleans apllt) 

1st half 

Selblni A Albert 

Arthur Lloyd 

Donovan A T<ee 

Sharkey Roth A H 

E Gilmorc Girla 



(Sunday opening) 
Brown A Barrows 

J R Johnaon Ca 
(Two to nil) 



(Mobile apllt) 
lat hair 
Three Hamll Sis 
Willie Smith 
Ruddatl A Dunlgan 
Wilaon Broa 
Sankus A Sylvers 



(Richmond split) 
lat halt 
Arnette Sia 
Jenninga A Dorney 

B. F. Kaith'a 

Mltty A Tltllo 
Chic Sale 
Merian'a Doga 
Rule A O'Brien 
Gordon A Ford 
Frank Ward Co 
Laughlln A Weat 
(Two to nil) 

EI Cleve 
I>alton A Craig 
• Curio Shop" 
(Two to nil) 

\Vm. Penn 

Combe A Nevlns 
Barnett A Cunneen 
Fred V Bowers Co 
(One to nil) 
2d hair 
Nan Travellne 
Brlacoe A Rauh 
"Stolen Sweets" 
(One to nil) 



Tost A Clady 
Cahlll A Romaine 
Hawthorne A Cook 
R K Ball A Bro 
Davia A Pelie 


B. F. Kelth*s 

"Show Off 
Faber A Bernetl 
Monroe A Grant 
Lew Wilaon 
Orren A I>rew 
Groen A Parker 


K. FT Albeo 

Harry Moore 
Jack Little 
Wm Halllgan Co 
R A E Dean 
(Others to nil) 



Musical Braminoa 
F A B Carmen 
Sinclair A Gray 



(Nwrfoik split) 
l8t half 
Word«"n Bros 
Rhodes A Watson 
Ijoyal's Dogs 
L Lconoro Co 


■xcluatva Material of Bvsry Description. 

ll« W. «th St., N. T. City; Bryaat UU 




Piiones BRYANT 797r — 1829 

Wm Dornneld ' 
Goalar A Luaky 
Lyona A Yoaco 
"Welcome Inn" 

2d half 
N A J Farnum , 
Jeannette Chllda 
Donna Darling Co 
Kramer A GrltSn 
••Doctor Shop" 


lat half 

Mme Arnai 
Carson A Willard 
Ed Ulondeli Co 
Innls Bros 
Lynch A Stewart 


B. F. Kelth'a 

Hanlon A Clifton 
Millard A Marlln 
Bilfy Arlington 
Alice Hamilton 
Holmes A La Vere 
"Flashes Songland'* 


Autumn Trio 

TROY. N. Y. 

Collins A Hill 
Clirterd A O'Connor 
Cialre Vincent Co 
Hbaw A I^ee 
Roae A Moon 
2d hal^ 
The Faynea 
Lang A Blakeney 
Manning A Hall 
Jack Wilaon Co 
"Rose Revue*' 


McFarland A P 
Lcwta A Norton 
Fielda A Sheldon 
Mel Klee 
(Two to flil) 
2d half 
Kaney A Morgan 
Goalar A Lusby 
Lyona A Yosco 
Reddlngton A Gr't 
(Two to nil) 



2d hair (2-6) 
*J Jarnigan Co 
Walton A Brant 


"Vocal Vkricty" 

FRED KETCH is the only man 
ACTl'AIil.V sInjK'in;? In two voices 
iit (jiu- tini<\ A VOCAL aci'<tiTil)lish- 
ni.'ut, .NOT A.TillfK. 

Harry Antrim 
llodley Trio 
Macart A Bradford 
Franklin A Hall 
Millicent Mower 


(Sunday optning) 
Louise A Mitchel 
Joe RolxTts 
Fern A Marie 
I.ydeil A Maecy 
Florence Walton 
Marino A Martin 
J< well's Manikins 



VI half (2-5) 
Verff Gordon Co 
McLaughlin A B 
Rich Hayes 
M Diamond Ce 
Lnnt» A Harper 
Sydney Grant 

lat half (6-8) 
r.ucUrldge Cas^y Co 
•J R Gordon Co 
Wa*ta A Hawley 
Jack Joyce 
(Others to nil) 

^ 2d half (I>-i;) 
Fielda A Fink 
Around the Corner 
May Wlrth Co 
Ford A Price 
(Others to nil) 



(Louisville split) 



(Charlotte split) 
1st half 
Johnson A Baker 
Jack Hughes Duo 
Gaylord & Herron 
Emma Ear 
Lcona Hall's Rev 



Willie Sebenck 
Ernie A Ernie 
T E .Shea Co , 
B C Hiliiam 
TAB Healy 
Irene Franklyn 
Hampton A Blake 
Howard's Ponies 



(Jacksonville split) 

1st half 

Countess Verona 
Thornton A Squires 
Joe Bennett 
Rasso Co 


Mella A Briun 
M F^ippard Co 
Grey A Old Rose 
Al H Wilson 
Stars of Yesterday 

2d half 
Stanley & Dorman 


I Can Fill Ysur Oprs Wttk er Three Day*. 

That !• What I l>epend Upon. I H>vi Deat It For 


•-'■ "JIST A BOY AM» A tJIRL" 

"Wiitih Nut Wcelt's rtJimc " 

Or I Can Get You a Route. 

The I'lKest Strictly Iixlepeiulent Agent In N*. Y. 



/ <» I 



.» r ■» '.k 

1st half 
Trcnnell Trio 
Lonnie Nace 
Silver Duviil A K 
McC.rath A Deeds 
Babb Carroll A* S 



Moseoni Bros 
\'fra Gordon Co 
Allnian A Harvey 
(Othera to till) 



Holland A Oden 
S((il<'n Sv\»<ts* 
Boiiby Randall 
Thirty Pink Ti»rs 
(One to nil) 

2d hiilf 
Delaney ,v KelUr 
Jean .Sythi;ra . 


^Vm Dornrteld 
"Wflcome Inn'* 
(Two to nil) 


2d half 
Grace Ay or A Bro 
Cook A Ro«>cvere 
I'osfer A Itae 
KIkins Fay A R 
Don Valcrlo Co 

SYR.\( t SE 
B. F. Keith's 

La Toy'st Models 


Hall Ermine A B 

Kelso A Dtlmonlo 

Mary Hnynes 

'I he .^aytons 

Mi-pi^nu A. ijully . 


Say 9 




SEASON 192223-24 

Moody A Duncan 
I aullne 
Mary Jayne 
Lou Tellegen 
Will Mahoner 
Anita Diaz Monks 


Jean Sotbern 
Lou Dee King A H 
Briscoe A Rauh 
(One to nil) 
2a half 
Thirty Pink Toes 
Combe A Nevins 
Holland A Oden 
W Swoatman 
(One to nil) 

Ruth Roya 
Jack Joyce 
Tho Say tone 
(One to nil) 

lat half (fi-8) 
Pooley ^A Story 
Rome A Gaut 
(Others to nil) 

2d half (9-12) 
Leedom A Gardner 
((Jthera to nil) 


Opera Honse 

Moore A Freed » 
(Others to nil) 

2d half 
Sully A Thomas 
Joe Darcy 
La Pilarlca Trio 
(Two to nil) 



Poll 'a 

B A Rolfe's Revue 



Melody A Steps 
Marie A Mario 
"Marry Me" 
Whelan A McShane 
Mabel McCane Co 

2d half 
Girlie A Dandles 
Janet of France 
Rey'ds Donegan Co 
Pisano A Landau 
Clark A Bergman 

Taylor. Howard A T 
Four Rubinl Sisters 
Coogan A ('asey 
*'LitlIe Cinderella** 

2d half 
Potter A Gamble 
Harry Wat kins 
Gladys Correll Co 
Mack A Lane 
Vincent Lopes B'nd 


Le Roy Bros 
Jennings A Melba 
Ona Munson Co 
FInley A Hill- 



1413 Maiosio Ttmpio, C^itml U24», gHICAGO 

Uookiiig l-lxrluMlTely with W. V. M. A.. B. F. 

Keith's (Wrotcm) Exrhante, Orpheum 

and J fnilaUnns 



Girlie A Dandies 

Drlscoll A Perry 


Janet of France 

Frank Van Hovcn 

liey'ds Donegan Co 

2d half 
Tift Roy Bros 
Jennings A Melba 
"Marry Me" 
Finley A Hill 
"Melody A Steps** 



(W^'k's-Barre split) 

1st half 
Tho Rooneys 
Jerome A Albright 
"In the Subway" 
Eddie Miller 
Maurice Golden Co 



Harvard Holt A K 

Elizabeth Salti Co 

2d half 
I>riscoll A Perrr 

Whelan A McShan» 
Frank Van Hoven 



(Scranton split) 
1st halt 
Ester Trio 
James Cullen 
Reilly A Rogers 
Jack ("llfford Co 
"Gft Miles Brdway" 



Potter A Gamble 
Harry Watklns 
Gladys Correll Co 
Maek A Lane 
Vincent Lopez B'nJ 

2d half 
Four Rubinl Sisters 
Taylor Hiiward A i' 
"Little Cinderella" 
Coogan A Car. y 
Harvard Holt A K 




Nnlhano & Sully 

Howard A Sadler 
Class Manning A C 
(One to nil) 

Gordon's Olympfa 

(Scollay Sq.) 
Five Avolons 
Biglow A Clinton 
"Hello Wife'* 
B A J CrelRhton 
"Bi Ba Bo " 

Ciordon'w Olympia 

(\^i8hington St.) 
Bender A Armstr'g 
Bloom A Sher 
(Two to nil) 


GAT. Gard.n 
Paul N'olan Co 



Be A^lina 
Snow * Narlne 
M'shall Montgom*y 



Shone A Squiraa 
The Weils 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Harry Whita 
B'thbr A Bverdeaa 
Thornton A King 
Mazie Lunette 
(Two to nil) 



J A H Shieida 
Zuhn A Dries 
Berrlck A Hart 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Mack A Stanton 
Shone A Squires 
Princeton Flva 
(One to nil) 


Oordon'a Crmt. 84.. 

2d half 
(Four to nil) 



Les Keliors 
Boudinl A Bernard 
Hug)i Kmmett Co 
Phina A Picks 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Carol Girls 
Zuhn A Dries 
Wlnton Broa 
(Two to nil) 



Carol Girls 
Bond A Wilson Co 
"Pedeatrlanism " 
(Two to nil) 

2d half 
Boudinl A iWrnard 
ReeU A Selman 
Dunbar A Turner 
Three Arnauts 
(One to nil) 



Story A Clark 
Reed A Selman 
Dunbar A Turner 
Three Arnauts 
(One to flil) 

2d hair 
Princesa Winona 
Hugh Bmmett (?o 
Cooper A Ricardo 
Phlna A Picks 
(One to nil) - 


Carlton A Bellcw 

Two Rosellaa 
Lew Brice 
Tffl-ee Renarda 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Dorothy Ramep 
Berrlck A Hart 
Moran A Maek 
Boy A Boyer 
(One to nil) 

Mosie Hall 

Harry White 
B'thby A Everdea« 
Thornton A King 
Masle Lunette 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Be Alma 

M*sh'li Montgoniery- 
8now A Narlne 
The Wells 
(One to nil) 


Olympia ' 

•'Are U Married?* 
Morga^lA Binder 
DaJy A Berlew 
(One to nil> 

2d half 
Victoria Herbert 
Jimmy Lucas Co 
"Night In Spain*' 
(One to nil) 


Bruch A Thurston 
Dorothy Ramer 
Hunting A FrHncli 
Moran A Mack 
Boy A Boyer ' 

2d half 
Carlton A Bellew 
Two Rozellas ' 

I^w Brice 
Kate A Wiley 
(One to nil) 


Princeton Five 
Princoaa Winona 
Jimmy Lucas Co 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Story A Clark 
"Are U Married?" 
Morgan A Binder 
(Ono to nil) 


Colonial •-' 

2d half 
Tea Kettora 
Meehan A Newman 
Bond A Wilson Co- 
Crafts A Haley 
J A H Shields 







Cook A Valdare 
Reynolds A White 
Jason A Harrlgan 
O Handworth Co 
Chas O'cptt 
Lloyd A Goode 
Melody Six 

Read's Hipp 

N Harrison Co 

"Along Broadway** 
(One to nil) 



Holmes A Holll8t*a 
Hugo Lutgens 


Weadick A LaDuo 
Kay Neilan 
Harry Gilbert 
Ganny Comedians 


World's Greatest Master Jugglers 

This Week (Oct. 29.). Palace. Chicago 

Direction: MARTY FORKiNS 

Noble A Brooks 
I.aurie Ordway 
Johnny Coulon 
Fred Lewis 
Four Srratas 
(Three to nil) 

2d half 
r- A H Polly 
GAM -{.eFevra 
Billy Doss 
Ambler Broa 


Hager A Goodwin 



• 2d half 
Stanton A Mar 
Wtthat Troupe 
(One to nil) 

B. F. Kelth'a 

Seven Honey Boys 
Mclntyre A Hurlb't 
Trixle Frlganza 
Burko Walsh A N 
Jonla's Hawailans 

2d half 
Fisher A Hayes 
TAD Ward 
Geo C Davis 
"Rainbow's -End" 
(One to nil) 


LnSalle tiardea 

Cervo A Moro 
GifTord A Morton 
TAD Ward 
I.aurel I.oe 

2d half 
Martini A Maxm'l'n 

Maraton A Manley 
Seattle Harmonlsta 


BAT I'ayne 
F A E Halls 
Anders A George 
Sherman Van A if 
Waldron A Winsl'ir 

2d half 
Sheldon Sis 
Don I^anning 
Bobby Earl Co 
Cervo A Moro 
Walter Baker Ce 


Strand 1 

GAM LeFevra 
Billy Doss 

Three Kuhns ; 

The Sheik ! 

2d half 
Gabby Bros 
Hager A Goodwin ,; 
Chic Supreme 
(One to nil) ! 



Degnon A Cliftoa 
Bell A Ward 
Mack A Labella ^ 

Norris Folliea .■^ 

Bert Howard ' ,<» 

2d half 
Musical Hunters 
F A E Halls 
Anders A George 
Sherman Van A H 
Waldron A Winsl'ir 


Ben All > 



Suite 402, Loew Annex Bldg . New York. 

Phono 04tS Bryant. 110 Woat 46th SU 



To Guud Acts — Immediate Action. 



».i -11 '/ 


Harry Hayden Co 
Marriuls A Len 
E Phillips Co 



Wllhat Troupe 
Stanton A May 
Seinon Conrad Co 
('has Wilson 
Welsh Mealy A M 

2d half 
Carnival of Venice 
(•Ivuro .I.ipa . 

I I'hr... t.) nil) 



Vernon • ' 

Werner Amoro.i 3 
Anna FrajicJs 
Blue Bird Rev 

^d half 
Glfford A Morion 
Three Kviins 

Chas Keating Co 
tlco G Davis 
Johnny's New Car 
Fisher A Hurst 
Sternad's Mitlgels 

2d half 
Seven Honey Boys 
Melntvrt> A Hurb'rt 
Burke Walsh A N 
Trixle I'^rlganza 
Jnnia's Hawallani 
(One to nil) 



2d half- 

Wilbur A Adninil 
Laurel Lee 
Smith A Bnrker . 
"Miss America" 

(Une to nil) 

LOllK\1LLF.. KY. 


(Xa'^hvllle sp'.il) 
1st half 

Ryan Wtbcr A 
•» I.J- . 


Friday, November 3, 1922 



P«f «y Carhart 

Willi* Solar 
Tony A George 
-Rainbowa KnU" 


Denyle Don A « 
nuth aianvUlA Co 
jgr' A Edwarda 

2d half 
Bell A Wood 
The Lel«htona 
Norris Follies 


jfjidfJi O'dwln A R 
Chic Supreme 


(Two to nil) 
2d halt 
Ann Francia ' 
Semon Conrad Co 
Chaa Wilson 
(Two to All) 


Jeffera 8trand 

nianey & White 
Doi%aI A Leary 
DcVoy A Dayton 
The I^eightona 
Martini A Maxm'l'n 
2d half 

Oltille Corday Co 
Jas McCurdy Co 
Bert Howard 
(One to fill) 



(Sunday opening) 
GuB Edwards 
Fife^Droa & 81* 

Bill Genevieve A W 


Frances Kennedy 

Singer's Midget)i 
Frank Wilcox Co 
Jimmy 8avo Co 
Fenton A Fields 
L. & B Dreyer 
Flanders & ButlT 


Alorgan Dancers 



Dr Thompson 
Burke & Durkin 
Dooley 4k Uales 
Pearson N'port & P 
Andrleff Three 
Rose Ellia & R 
Hackett ik Delmar 



Alma Neilson Co 
C & F Usher 
8ignor Frisco* 
Juggltland * 
Les mllia 
Little Billy ■ ,, • 


The Shuboit unit shows are 
printed herewith in the order of 
their travel. The above move over 
the circuit intact. 




as West 40th 6tr««t New Torli 

Telephone Bnrant 184S 

Tom Smith 


(Sunday opening) 
p Shelly & Band 
Dainty Marie 
Anderson A Qravea 
Tony Gray Co 
Pufor Boys 


, Orpheam 

(Sunday opening) 
Rae Samuels 
Al K Hall Co 
Pully A Houghton 
Family Ford 
Mmo Hermann 
Ramsdells A Deyo 



(Sunday opening) 
J Singer A Dolls 
Bob Murphy 
Varrell Taylor Trio 
■mma Carus 
D* Voe A IJoyd 
Pe Marco A Band 
Baxley A Porter 




tSunday opening) 

Bernard A Garry 
De Kerekjarto 
Folsom Denny B'd 
Whitfleld A Ireland 
DeWltt Burns A T 
Jflddlettown A S 


Main Street 

(Sunday opening) 
Crystal Bennett Co 
MelTllle A Rule 
Dave Ferguson Co 
Seven Brown Girls 
Barry Jolson Co 
<One to fill) 


(Sunday opening) 
P Bremen A Bro 
Miller Girls 
L>ew Dockstader 
H B Walthall Co 
Bert Fitzgibbon 
Oakes A DeL«ur 
Ida M Chad wick 
lAngford A Fred'ks 



<8unday opening) 
Brni'st Hiatt 
Jessie Reed 
l«on A Co 
Beth Berrl 
J A J Gibson 
Armstrong A Pb'ps 
Dorothea .Sadlier 

Billy Glason 
McCarthy Sis 
Claudia Coleman 
Gordon A Day 
Chandon Trio 
Bcllo Montrose 


Hanako Japs 
Dave Roth 
Anderson A Burt 
Hallen & Russell 
Eddie Leonard Co 
El Re)« Slatc-ra 


(Sunday opening) 
Williams A Wolfus 
Dill Rohinson 
Foley & L^Tour 
Morton A Glass 
McDevitt Kelly A Q 
GallettI & Kokln 




(Same bill plays 
Fresno $.11) 
Cressy A Dayne 
Gretta Ardlne 
Bailey A Cowan 
JAN Olms 
Novelty Clintons 
Faber A McGowan 


(Sunday opening) 
Raymond Hitchcock 

Harriet Rempel Co 
Four Camerons 

Kane A Herman 
Eddie Ross 
Osborne Trio 
Daniels A Walters 


(Sunday opening) 
Heras A Wills 
I.ydel A Gibson 
"Tango Shoes" 
J B Hymer 
Barclay A Chain 
Marmein Sis 
Walter C Kelly 


(Sunday opening) 
Franklin Charles *■ 


"FiMts «: fr^garea" 
Burt & Itusodale 
Viilanl A Rose 
White Trio 
Six Stellas 
Twinette & Bella 

Harlem O. H. 

••Hplce of Life" 

Sylvia Clark 
Kramer A Boyle 
Frank Gabby 
Julia Corcttl 
Pell A Wulkcr 
3 Wainwrigbt Sis 



(Lincoln, Union 

Hill, split) 

1st half 

"Troubles of 1922" 

Courtney .Sisters 
George JeER«*ll 
F A O Walters 
Colee A Orth 
Edwards A Em'n'el 


1 Crescent 
"Stepping Around" 

Jas C Morton Co 
Dan Hoaly Co 
Harry Roye 
YIntour Bros 
Harry Bloom 



(Boro Park. T^rook- 

lyn, split) 

1st half 

'•RItz Girls" 

Frtd Ulonuell Co 
Harry Cooker Co 
Melody Charmers 
Lelghton A Pettit 
Empire City Four 
Nell Wood 
Baby Josephine 
Lillian McNeil 
Bert Shadow 



<.''unJay opening) 
••Oh What a Girl" 
Klein Bros 
Manhattan Bros 
Harton A LaTnska 
I^udily Doyle 
-Marie Stoddard 
Moran Ac Wiser 


(Sunday openings 
Abe Reynolds 

Flossie Everett 
Warren A O'Brien 
Bernard & Scaith 
Royal Pekinese Tr 


"Echoes of B'way" 

Eddie Nelson 
Irving O'Hay 
Nip A Fletcher 
Murray Sisters 
Oeorgo Strenet 
Five Ilansys 


New Palare 

(Sunday opening) 



lA^e Mason Co 
MatChewH & Ayres 
Eva Tanguay 

2d half 
Leach LaQuinlan 3 
Alton A Allen 
Sunbeam Fol.ies 
Irving A Edwards 
Eva Tanguay 


Hallen & Day 
Russel A Hayes 
MorUy Sisters 
Klmberley A Page 
T'harlotte Meyers 
Wilcox A I^aCroix 
Irving A Edwards 
Four Baltons 

Avenne B 

Jennler Bros 
Irene Meyers 
Archer A Belford 
Alvln A O'Connor 
Revuettes of '22 

Sd half 
Pescl Duo 
Varieties Supreme 
Ben Lynn 

Jim Jam Jem Trio 
(One to fill) 



Three Martelis 
Hope Vernon 
Helene S Davis 
Demarest A Wil'ms 

2d half 
Russell A Hayes 






specially Designed 
Ready-to-Wear Clothes 



Telephone CIRCLE 3307 



Remover — Whitening — Rouge— Powder 

Harrow A Luther, Druggists. U'waj A Mtb St 
Ontral Ifrug Co.. 7tb Ave. A 4Sth St. 
James' 44th St. Itrug Store. 8th Ave. tt Uxh St. 
C. O. i;icek>w. inc., eth Are. A 9tti Bt. 

Buck A Rayner't Drug Store*. Cblctto. 

O. Cunningham. Distributor, Patcbin Place, 
New York City. 


Phon«: RICHMOND HILL 9683 

Hill Street 

Senator Ford 
Swart z A Clifford 
Tlncent O'Donnell 
Rarloa Bros 
Glrton Girls 
Snowy Baker 


(Sunday opening) 
Mr A Mrs Washb'n 
Harry Watson Co 
Bankoff Co 
Simpson A Dean 
Bevan A Flint 
Roxy La Rocco 
Creole Fash Plate 


« Orplieum 

^tllOred Hhrris Co 
Wilton Sisters 
h Minstrel Mon'rrhs 
Kdith Clasper Co 
Miller A Mack 
^'pencer A Will'ms 
Tuscano Bros 



(Sunday oprniHg) 
L^avilt A Locliwd 
Jon's A Jon<>s 
l»UKan A Raymond 
MRrg.-»rrt Se\ern ".'o 
Nix HdHsans 
M Ml>prniott f^o 
Flo I.f-wls 



«Muii(i{iy opentng) 

B"n N< < •■>ne 
^V-M-y Barry Co 
^^■«iyn." \- n«rr«*n 
"'"on K Johnson 
""•»1 <;ibar<t 
Bronn Mich A T 


. t3unu..y openinc) 

York A King 
Smith A Strong 
Herbert A Dare 
Corinoe Co 
Fisher A Gilmore 


Golden Gate 

(Sunday opening) 
Bessie Clifford 
Wilson Aubrey Co 
Frawley A Louise 
Victor Moor ( x, 
(Others to flll) 


(Sunday opening) 
Hyams A Mclntyre 
Leo Beers 
Jack George Duo 
V A B Stanton 
Jack .Norton Co 
Adolphus «'o . 
Bronson A Baldwin 
Carl Gantvoort 



(Sunday opening) 
Henry Santrey Co 
>I A A .Seyniore. 
I> D H' 
-l-etter Writ.'r"' 
Royal Ga^<'oign>^8 
>l*>ohon s Hogs 
(»rac«' I»oro 


■ Orplieum 

Sn<^)l A Vernon 
"Voluntf < rs ■ 
W Fishter *'n 
Kdith •Mifford Co 
rrin'«SH \V.»hl»>lh.T 
Cook M rtiiner A II 

2d half 

Keno K»*>s A M 
F'rincejis Wahl»-tl<ri 
S«anlon Dennos A S 
Wilfred Clark Co 
Quixf^y Four 

"Ttown Talk" 

Johnny Dooley 
Ethel Gray 
Bacon A Fontaine 
Bert Walton 
Jannes B Carson 
Rlano N'th'ne A W 

"Gimme a ThrlU" 

Tip Top Four 
Sorel A (Slack 
Gene Barnes Co 
Hert>ert A Baggett 
Nanine A DeFay 
Gardner Trio 


Chestnat St. O. B. 
"As You Were" 

Ring A Winnlnger 
Bert Baker Co 
Three Pals 
Pasquali Bros 
Elbe A St Leo 
DeTell A Covey 


"Frolics of 1W2" Ni 

Herman TImberg 
Nat Naaarro 
Buck A Bubbles 
Darling A TImberg 
Blse A Paulson 
Ten Dancing Fools 



Weber A Fields 
Chas T Aldrlch 
Lynn Cantor 
Bent A Clare 
Ruth Thomas 
Sid Gold 



(Same bill'' plays 
Weller. ZanesvlUe. 
10-11; Cort. Wheel- 
ing. 12-13) 

"Hello Everybody" 

Gertrude Hoffman 
HAW Lander 
McCoy A Walton 
Carey Bannon A M 
Mooner A Marie 
Leo Bates 


"Plenty of Pep" 

Charles Howard 
John (juigg 
Chappell A Stnte 
Dolly Morrison 
Dewey A Rogers 
Emil Casper 

"CamlTal of Fan" 

Alfred Latell 
Clark A Verdi* 
DeWolf Girls 
Clemon Belling Co 
Romas Troupe 
Bell Jamison 
Jack Reld 


"Main St Follies" 
Jed Dooley Co 
Fred Ardath Co 
3 Dalace Sisters 
Morris A Campbell 
C\>mmodore Band 
Broadway Follies 
DeHaven A Nice 
Joe Towle 
Margaret Merle 
Mr A Mrs Mel-B'ne 
Six Lightnings 


Detroit O. H. 
Midnight Rounders 
Smith A Dale 
Green A Blyler 
Jack Strouse 
Cleveland Broner 
Frank J Corbett 
Lola Chalfonte 
"Say with I/«aghs" 
Roger Imhoff Co 
Barr Twins 
Harry Lancaster 
Hayataka Japs 


"Whiri of N Y" 
McCormack A R 
Roy Cummkngs 
Florence Schubert 
Purcella Bros 


t9ih Century ReT 
Four Marx Bros 
Olga Mlshka 
Kranz A White 
Julia Edwards 
Harper A Blanks 
Adele Jason 



Ist half 

(Bijou. Fall River, 

2d half) 

"Midnite Revels" 

Whipple A Huston 
Riggs A Wltchle 
Claire Devlne Co 

?urc<'ll A Rams'.y 
hree Chums 
George M«tyo 


(One to flll) 

2d half 
Chester A DeVcre 
Lucy Gllette Co 
Chas F Seamon 
"Boys Long Ago" 
Lester Bernard Co 
Adler A Dunbar 
Ankrr Trio 
(Two to fill) ' 


Maurico A Girlie 
JAB Pago 
I'ete Curley Trio 
Kddie Foyer 
Primrose Minstrels 

2d half 
Prevost A Goelet 
CAM Ruber 
Thos Potter Dunn 
(One to flll) 

Lineoln Sq. 

Prevost A Goelet 
Miller Packer A S 
Ralph Whitehead 
•'Money Is Monur" 

2d half 
Henry A Adelaide 
Lee A Beers 
Ethel Roseman Co 
Demarest A WH'ms 
Three Martelis 

Greeley S4. 

Musical Alvlnos 
Melroy Sisters 
Alton A Allen 
L Bernard Co 
Chas F Seamon 
Stanley Trip A M 

2d half 
Nestor A Vincent 
Charlotte Meyers 

Lee Mason Co 
Lord Roberts 
Tower A Darrell 
M Smith Band 


Gladys Kelton 
Murphy A I^ng 
Ix>rd Roberts 
Adler A Dunbar 
Leach LaQuinlan 3 

2d half 

North A Keller 
Fox A Kelly 
MathhewB A Ayres 

Pescl Duo 
Varieties Supreme 
Fox A Mayo 
Jim Jam Jem Trio 
(One to flin ^. 

2d half 
Jennler Bros 
Irene Meyers 
Calvin A O'Connor 
"Revuettes of '22" 


Ben Franklyn Co 
Chalis A Lambert. 
Gulfport A Brown 
Hart Wagner A B 
Curson Sis 

2d half 
Cherie A Pates 
Jack Reddy 
Browning A Davis 
Stanley Hughes Co 

Lucy Oilette Co 
Irving A Blwood 
Thos P Dunn 

Senna A Stevens 
M Blondell Rev 



Jeanette A Norm'ns 
M Romalns Trio 
Eddie Heron Co 
Frazer A Bunce 
St Clair Twins Co 



Walter Gilbert 
Gordon A Delmar 
Nevlns A Gordon 



Kawana Duo 
"Husbands Three" 
(Three to flll) 

2d half 
J A K DeMaco 
Bddlo Clark Co 
Hart Wagner A B 
(Two to flll) 



Nelson Trio 
K Stang Co 
Davis A Sanford 

2d half 
Ed HUl 

Dodd A Nelson 
"Cupids Close-up" 


Ergottl A Herman 
Warman A Mack 
Frey 'A Rogers 
Keating A Ross 
"Stepping Around" 

2d half 
Yonl A Fugl 
Collins A Dunbar 
On the Rocks 
Nellan A Bailey 
Fred's Circus 



Stephens A Brun'le 
Homer Llnd Co 
Harry Bewley Co 
•"Sparks of B'way" 



Mack A Brantley 

Schaeffer W * .C 
Marion A Glvne'y 
Syncopated Moin'ts 

2d half 
Ergottl A Herman 
Warman A Mack 
Frey A Rogers 
Keating A Ross 
Stepping Around 


Downey A Clarldge 

Klass A Brilliant 
I'hilbrlck A DeVoe 
Hughes A Pam 
Greenwich Vlirgers 



Chas Ledegar 
Mack A Dean 
M Taliaferro Co 
Quinn A Caverly 
Roma Duo 



Turner Bros 
Llnd A Starr 
Dave Clark Co 
Grant Gardner 
•"Dance Dreams" 
(One to flll) 

2d half 
FAB Burke 
f'rank Mullane 
10 Stanisloff Co 
(One to flll) 



FAB Burke 
Frank Mullane 
E Stanisloff Co 

2d half 
Turner Bros 
L:nd A Starr 
Dave Clark Co 
Grant Gardner Co 
"Dance Dreams" 


Yonge St. 
Gibson A Price 
Dunlevy A Chesl'gh 
Downing A Buddy 

Larimer A Hudson 
(One to nil) 



2d hair 
H Lavatl A Sis 
Zeck A Randolph 
Pantheon Sing( rs 
Christie A B.innett 
(Two to Oil) 

Dl III Ql K. lA. 

Melnotte Duo 
Lyle A Virginia 
I'antheon Singers 
Billy Beard 
Ballot Five 



Dreamier A Wilson 

2d halt 
Harry Busaey 
Lillian Gonne Co 
Roy I..aPearl 



Wille liroa 
Maxfleld A Goulson 
Stone's Boys 


New Crmad 
Thre*) Romano Sis 
Jarvis A Harrison 
Miller A Rainey 

2d half 

Mowatt A Mullen 
Norman A Landee 
An Artlsts's Dream 



Huniberto Bros 
Bowen A Baldwin 
Seven Soils Bros 
(One to flll) 

2d half 
Naio A Rizao 
Clark A Manning 
Jarvis A Harrison 
Daisy A Stein Brp* 



Regan A Curllss 
Christio A Ben'ett 
Geo J<ovett Co 
Cliff Clark 
"Wonder Girls" '' 
(One to nil) ♦ 




If you play vaudeville you should. 

He Is located In the 


Look him up. 







245 West 47th Street 

Phone: BRYANT S917 

Mardo A Ronrie 
Armstrong A Ollb'ts 
Roeber A Gold 
"Bits Dance Hits" 


Creseent , 

Harvey A Stone 

"Dancing Shoes" 


I'rear Baggott A F 
Connors A Boyno 
Wm Weston Co 
Olive Baycs 
Olga A Nicholas 


Green A Burnett 
Archer A Belford 
Miller Packer A 8 
Mme DuBarry Co 

Delanrey St. 

Bassett A Bailey 
Lee A Beers 
Green A Burnett 
"Betty Wake Up" 
Barton ^ Sparling 
Mme DuBarry Co 

2d half 
Stanley Trip A M 
Melroy Sisters 
JAB Page 
Bckhoff A Gordon 
Will H Ward Co 
(One to flll) 


CAM Huber 

Santiago Trio 
2d half 
Gordon Girlie A G 
Helene S Davis 
Pete Curley Trio 
Bddle Foyer 


LaFleur A Portia 
Armstrong A Tyson 
Fred Weber Co 
Hawkins A Macic 
Dance Evolutions 

2d half 

McMahon A A 
Savoy A Caps 
Smith A Sawyer 
Jo-Jo Dooley 
Francis Ross A D 

Standard Vaudeville AcU 
When in New York 

SBB _ , , 




Clubs, Entertainments, Dumb Acts, 

We Are Now Contrarting for Parks and 

¥mln. 8e4iMon 192S 



Fulton A Mack 
Cantwell A Walker 
•'Honeymoon Ship" 
Tripoli Trio 
Gilraln Dancers 



Daisy A Wilson 
Billy Barlow 
Reno Sis A Allen 

GLENS riJi, N.Y. 


Lahey Bros 
Margie Carson 
Rhoda A Crampton 
Joe Neering 

2d half 
Gunther A Rom'ine 
Three Bobbins 
(Three to nil) 

Academy Masle 

Lahey Bros 
Margie Carson 

Kennedy A Wynn 
Rhoda A Crampton 
Joe Neering 



Cinderella Revue 
(Three to flll) 
2d half 
Sanger Duo 
Hinds Trio 
Adnms A Guhl 
Stafford Ix>uise (*o 



Gordon A Gates 
Stafford I^ulse Co 

2a half 
Faden Trio 
Lillian .Selgar Co 



Daisy A Wilson 

Fndpn Trio 

Reno Sis A Allen 

2d half 
Gordon A Gates 
Flying LaPearls 

2d half 
Fries A Wilson 
W M&nthcy Co 
(One to nil) 



Harry Bussey 
Lillian Gonne Co 
Roy I..a Pearl 
2d half 
Mumford A Stanley 
(Two to nil) 



Nalo A Rizzo 
Mowatt A Mull«>n 
Daisy A Stein Bros 

2d half 
Bowen A Baldwin 
Seven Soils Bros 
(One to nil) 


Hill A gutnnell 
Fenwlck Girls 
Kelly A Kozy 


Three Weber Girls 
Jack Benny 
Brockman A How'd 

2d half 
Smiling B Mason 
Geo Lovett Co 
(One to nil) 

Elect rie 
Almond A Hacel 
Cortelli A Dowd 
2d half . 
Kennedy A Nelson 
Al Lester Co / 



Clifford A Leslie 
(One to nil) 
2d half 
Mabel Harper 
BernevlcT Bros Co 



Harry Garland 
De Mari.'i Five 
Norman A Landee 
I Kingsbury Co" 
(One to flll) 

2d half 
O Meredith A Bro 
Louis London 
Agoust A Paulftte 
Drlsroll Long A H 
Four Roeders 



2d half 
O Meredith A Bro 
Louis Lond6n 

2d half 
Borlus A Brown 
Francis A Marcelle 
Walser A Dyer 
Sherlocks A Clinton 
•"Manicure Shop" 
(One to flll) 


Fries A Wilson 
W Manthey Co 
(One to flll) 

2d half 
Wllle Bros 
Maxfleld A OoulsOB 
Stone's Boys ' • ; 

BAC^NE, Wli. 


Lloyd Nevada Co 
Davis A Bradn*r 
"Shireen " 
W A M Rogers 
Ballot Five 



V. A. 

Ofllelal DcBtlaf f «bc N 


k493 D*vrmr (Pstaan* Dlds.) N 

Town<B A Franklin 



■"TRunday op' ningi 
•'Hello New York" 

Bobby HigginaV-O 
Frank Dobson 

Lon lift «f all 
I'hil Bakfr 
Helen El^y 
Betty Fishf r 
Petfrson Bros 
)t English Daisies 


(Sunday oprn>Dg} 

"Stolen Sweets" 

V.'atson Sistt'rs 
Steppe A (•'Nell 
Berk(r t. Brazil 
Kings Syncopation 
DeKo<h Trio 
Ben HctiiM n 



AnMM A Winthrop 
King A Ro^e 
Harry %\el<h 
Happv HadUy Co 
Max A Mi'T,t.i. 
vAlirr La^ior 
"lJal^•nl.' a Movie ' 

Kckhoff A Gordon 
Tower A Darrell 
"I'oys Long Ago" 

2d half 
Maurice A Girlie 
Irving A Elwood 
Betty Wake Up 
Wilson A MrAvoy 


Nestor A Vinc»nt 
H'-nry A Adelaide 
Burlxc I,nrr> A B 
Kddie '"lark Co 
Ryan A Lee 

2d half 
Bass'tt A HalNy 
n< i« v«rnon 

.Al. I ,. .. SiS 

.'^ont lag'j Trio 

Gordon (llrlie A G 
North A h>ller 
Mr A .Mrh Phillips 
AVilson K McAvoy 
'8unb»aui Follies" 

2(1 li.iir 
Muslral Aivlno^ 
Barton A 
li!rjb«'ri«> « Page 

I Ta 



You'd Be Surprised 



Yonl A Fugl 
f'ollinn A l>unbar 
(in the Rocks 
Neilson A Bailey 
Freds Circus 

2d half 
LaPlrur A I'ortia 
Armstrong A Ty.son 
Fred W*b«r <'v 
Hawkins A Mack 
l'an'"»' Esoiutions 



LaToy Bros 
Brennan A Wjnne 
Mc«'orinack A I 
Geo Al»-»and»r <.'o 
Tilyou A Rog«.r» 
.Sh«ftii s Rev 



f'liff Bailey Duo 
N A G \«rga 
V I'tarson «.<> 


O'Brien A Hall 
Garfleld A Smith 
Four of Vs 
(Three to flll) 

2d half 
Three Little Maldi 
JAG O'Meara 
Parker Bros 
Karle A Rdwards 
(Two to flll) 

Hill A Qulnell 
Villanl A VallinI 
Harvey Haney A O 
W A M Rogers 
Casting Campbells 

2d half 

O'Malley A Maxfld 
"Cotton Pickers" 
"Miniaturo Rev"' 
(One to flll) 

Coley A Jaxon 
(Two to flll) 



BrosluB A Brown 
Francis A Marcelle 
Sherlock A Clinton 
Walzcr A Dwyer 
•'Manicure Shop" 

2d half 
Regan A Curllss 
Harvey Haney A O 
F Kelcey Rev 
(Two to flll) 


H La Vail A His 
Fairmai: .<r Furmf>n 
Zeck A Randolph 
J A \y Hiernlngs 
Brkefl D'ancers 

Sd half 
Lylc A Virginia 

Fagg A Whlta 
Buddy Walton 
Paul Decker Co 
Songs * Scenes 
(Two to flll) 

2d half 
Stanley Doyle A R 
Hughie Clark 
Arthur Devoy Co 
Tints A Tones 
(Two to flll) . 

■T. JOE, MO. 

Selblnl A OrovinI 
Mabel Harper 
Bernevld Bros Co 
Margaret A Morel I 

2d half 
Harry Garland 
Jessie Millar 
Gene A Migaon 
"Let's Oo" 



Jack Symonds 
Edmunds A Lillian 
"At the Party" 
McConnell A West 
Yong Wong Tr 

2d half 
Paul Kirkland Ce 
Jerry A Gene 
(Three to flll) , 


Maxon A Morris ■ 
Hasxard A Oakes 
'Oh My Goodness" 
Jack Lee 

Stuart A Lawrence 
Swift A Kelly 
Small's GU-ls 
Corradlni's Animals 
(One to flll) 




Prices within reason to the prefesstMi. 

Dr. M. G. GARY 

N. W. Cor. State and Randolph Bta. 

Second floor over Drug Store 

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rjirk»>r Bros 
Brod»rirk Wunn Co 
Hub;ri A Hall 
(Thrc to flll> 

Ld half 
J r L. wis Jr «"o 
J A W Hennlngs 
(Four to flli> 


Alrhta J..u<as f'o 
Georgi;. Howard 
Koht H llodK- <'o 
Bn.v»« A: Fi»ids 
liiilK' <J<rh'r R<*v 
!.f ' HiiNy 
Be<.'». With'* Lions 

Paul D'clier Co 
Billy B^ard 
I^hlkaw.. Bros 
(One ti nil) 



A A M Joy 
Bob F« rns Co 
Bdntund<< A Lillla.-i 

Clf.%MP\IGN, ILL. 


2d half 
W<'rr>» r A|i«»r'i^ .1 
I '11 fry \;in yi)t>n» n 
i'.%i,r v' I'" 
S;'cliy H'.:t Rev 

Agoust ft Paulette 
Drlscoll Long A H 
"Let's Go • 


Mowatt A Mullen 
Nalo A Rlzzo 
Jarvis A Harrison 
Daisy A Stein Bros 

2d half 
Huniberto Bros 
M;ller A Rainey 
Three Romano Sis 
(One to flll) 



Stanley Doyle A B 
Hughie Clark 
Arthur Devoy Co 
Tints A Tones 
(Two to nil) 

Td half 
Fagg A White 
Pongs A Scenes 
Buddy Walton 
(Thrfe to flll) 



Bollingr'r A R'yn'ds 
Chailwick A Taylor 
Sullivan A M>'ri 
John N«-ff 
Bth'l I'arkT r© 
Daly A Burch 
Echoes of Hcotlnnd 


)lh St. 

Jof Mf-lvin 
Hvymorc A J«'n«t(e 
I'f-rcival A Noel «.'o 
Hyams A Evans 
Bravo Mich A T 
Hugh's A Debrow 
llub«Tt D>« r (."o 

Larimer A Hudson 
Jada Trio 
Bobby Ilenshaw 
J C Lewis Jr Co 
(Two to nil) 

2d half .^ 
Royal Sidneys 
Creedon A Davis 
(Four to flll) 


Xarry Comer 
Macdonald Trio 
(Four to flll) 
2d half 
Will Morris 
Bobby Jackson Co 
Rubin A Hall 
(Three to flll) 


Electric f:> 

Kennedy A Nelson 
Al Lester Co 

2d hair 
Almond A Hazel 
'^'ortelll A Dowd 



Will Morris 
O'Malley A MaxTM 
Mrs lEva ray 
Skelly Helt Rev 
Ambl»«r Bros 
(One to flll) _____ 

2d half 
Lehoen A Dupreece 
Bobby Henshaw 
Mrs Eva Fay 
Jada Trio 
Four Bards 
(Une to flll) 



Pi< liard s Seals V. 

(ConiJnu«tl on Vuge 34) 





Friday, November 3, 1922 

All matt«r in 


ref«rs to current 

week unlets 




" state- Lake 

Theatre BIdg. 

seat*.' It was a worth while act and 
received more than the usuul atten- 
tion for a cloaer. 

and Harry Klein is not at all promi- 
nent. In addition to the vaudeville 
principals, Donald Carroll, Juvenile, 
with Rood voice and making a fine 
appearance; Eukene Uegrging, sat 

Betrand, prima 
evidently not in best voice; Her- 
mosa Jose, attractive singer and 
dnndy dancer, and Jeanne Sterle. 
who gives a distinctly youthful 
touch to a country lass character, 
siiiffinp and dancing nicely, con- 
tribute to the excellence of the per- 

Wil.lam Moran and Al Klein have 
the chief comedy roles and It is 
pood entertainment. Miss Stoddard. 
a.s a wopnan advocate of temperance 
in a country place, does a drunk 
.scene which is one of the most 
hcariily applauded hits. Doyle 
slns:s some more songs in the second 
p.-xrt. and Wil'on Sisters do a spe- 
cialty. The Manhattan Trio sing 
iv.o or three times in the revue and 
prove valuable to the performance. 

The production and costum'nt; 
meet requirements; the chorus is a 
sat'sfactory one. 

The usual Sunday night sell-otit. 

"Oh. What a Girl!" at the Gar- 
rick, Is straight-out vaudeville for 
the first half and revue for ti»e 
second portion. With the exception 
of Buddy Doyle, appearing tor a 
moment in the burlesque mind read- 
ing of Klein Brothers, the vaude- 
ville acts are given Just as they 
might be in any vaudeville theatre, 
and the revue portion of the enter- 
tainment sticks closely to musicAl 
comedy form without Interpola- 

The program shows six acts of 
vaudeville, though the first one ap- 
pears to be manufactured rather 
than regular. Five are recognized 
vaudeville talent and a show of this 
kind could hardly strike a faster 
gait than this quintet provide. An 
intimate relationship is established 
with the audiences in the vaudevi Ic 
olio for three of the acts make those 
out front contribute to the laus?h.s. 
Jack Horton and Mile. La Triska 
present a doll act which ranks as 
one of the best, and at one time 
Horton takes the doll out into the 
auditorium to provoke a cyclone of 
laughter by having her toy with 
some of the men out front, and 
finally cuddle up In the arms of one 
of them. Klein Brothers score 
about as strongly as it is possible 
for a two-men talking act to do and 
then present a burlesque mind read- 
ing stunt in which Al Klein goes out 
into the audience and gets quite 
faml!lar with both men and women, 
but never offending. In the final 
act of the olio Moran and Wiser 
force folks downstairs and In the 
balcony to throw hats which Wil- 
liam Moran catches on his head (or 
mlsres), providing entertainment 
Tv'hich is irresistible in appeal. Th^se 
three nets put the audierice and 
players on fu?h cordial relations 
that a clean-up is easy when the 
rcvuo starts. 

The first act on the bill is a com- 
bination of the Manhattan Trio, 
s:nj;ers, and Wilson Sisters, danc- 
ers. It Is n?erely an opening num- 
ber. Horton and La Trika score 
decidedly In second place. Buddy 
Doyle sings, recites, tels stories 
.'xnd gives impersonations of black- 
face stars and gives the show 
momentum in third place. Mare 
Stoddard offer.? her familiar but quarter for best seats on week days 

ever-enjoyable "Kidding the Actors" 

fourth. Kle'n Brothers have fifth «^\n Art*'»tlc Possintr Act.'* the 

offer'pir whi^h clo.sed the sho'v at 
♦be Palace last week, wa" the Four 
Ni^hton*. nrobably bil'ed at the 
Palnr,» in tb's way l>eea\t«^e It ha'l 
T»tnved the Acarlemv in M:iv. the 
Plnza in .Tune the Ch U^^au Into in 
July :*"<! the Majestic in September. 

midst of a "Martha" overture. Art 
Kahn, who has had a Jazx orchestra 
at the Senate for eleven weeks, has 
established that innovation. Last 
week and this, the Jazz orchestra 

i'^faetory In a character ro'e; Irma , played with the comedy picture 

donna, who was i instead of doing special numbers 

There Is not an act among the 
nine at the State-Lake this week 
not qualified for big time vaudeville 
where the admission prices are held 
up to the maximum. The show is a 
splendid one in every respect. There 

.slngin;;. The girl.'* play piano, violin, 
'cello, harp, cornet and drums. 

Zclda Bros, are seen In the sam« 
act offered a few weeks ago at th« 
Palace. Lucy Bruch presents her 
familiar vaude.iUo offering. 

as before, owing to the extra feat- 
ures of the stage entertainment. 

fact that there are two sketches on 
the bill. One of the sketches is the 
headliner. "The Storm." This spec- 
tacular melodrama embodies every 
point necessary for the success of 
such an offering in vaudeville. Ed- 
ward Arnold is the featured player. 
He has satisfactory support. The 
scenic effects are the great feature 
One of the beat Sunday matinees of "The Storm." but the theme Itself 
ever had at this theatre In many ! is strong and the acting contributes 
months witnessed a strong, clean- ' importantly. 

running vaudeville show. It could ) Marc MacDermott, movie actor, is 
have been called an Italian bill, as : featured in the second sketch. His 
three :u:ts used that dialect with appearance Is interesting. Inasmuch 
but little confliction. I as several film players have recently 

Raymond Hitchcock, who came appeared at the State-Lake and the 
fre* h from his I'hiladelphia flop, ' Palace. ThC sketch is good enter- 
was a little bit nervous as a vaude- tainment, alth ugh the role in which 
ville headline nionologlst, but to , MacDermott appears does not suffl- 
tliosc liking Hitchcock's work he wtTT clentJy stand out for the introduc- 
ahv.iys be the same. liitchcock. ' tlon of a featured p'ayer. Following 
drts.sed in a frock coat and white the presentation of the playlet Mac- 
vest, walked out in '"one" and ad ' Dermott said a few words in which 
libbod his way through current 
topie.s of the day and was forced 
to come back and do an encore on 
one of his o'.d favorite songs. "All 
Dres.sed Up and No Place to Go." 
Osborne Trio, two men :iiul a 

"Jazz week" advertised In front of 

the Rialto last week, and the event 

was boomed in advance last weelc 

is a point of unusualness from the I under the more dignified title of 

he emphasised the delight of a 
movie actor to get in personal touch 
with his audience. 

Eddie Ho.sH is the laughing hit of 
the bill. He approaches the most 
ridiculous matters with a serious 
woman, started the^show off with a i air which \a a type of humor which 

A special bill is presented at the 
American Sundays with the "fir t 
half" show smarting Monday. The 
six acts there last Sunday made , 
vaudeville which cou'd be com- 
pared favorably with loop shov.s. j 

Lloyd Nevada and company 
opened with black are enterli'n- • 
ment, riving the proi^ram n Rood 
start. Fries and Wil-^on stonned the 
show, second. Billed as sotit writ- 
ers and entertainers, they offer red ' 
hot vaudeville en.ioyment. i 

AValter Percival. Penne Noel and 
company offtied the Smart Set 
mn«r;i/ino rlon^ct'lic comedy. " a 
Htisband." which sv^ored. Dunl tv . 
and Merrill provided an Interestintr I 
nimib<^r. of which the costuming of 
' the ii\Y\ U a feature. The material , 
' Is n bit Rueqestive. Dave Manley | 
rei;i.«lered bis usual success next to 
clo iner. Tho Five Biliots In aero 


The cities under Correspondence in iihis issue ef Variety are 
as follows, and on pages: 



BOSTON •.. 33 










NEW ORLEANS.. . .^ 35 







Syncopation Week." There does 
not appear to be any serious effort 
to live up to the billing, and it is 
probable that it was a late Idea of 
some publicist who desired to take 
advantage of the fact that "Holiday 
in Dixieland" and two other acts- 
Gordon and Delmar and Bob Mlllg^- 
depend upon ragtime songs for suc- 
cess, while Josephine Sabel gives 
added emphasis to this feature of 
the show. 

"The Old Timers" are the real 
feature. Josephine Sabel. West and 
Van Slclen, Dan Barrett and Andy 
Gardner are introduced by means oif 
showing a vaudeville agency, with a 
fifth player as the booker. These 
vaudevllUana of lonfl^. experience 
offer song. talk, dance and music, 
and score for their merit and not to 
the least extent on sympathy. The ■ 
biggest act on tlTe bill from the 
standpoint of number of people is 
"Holiday in Dixieland." which has 
eight men and four girls in an offer- 
ing which sticks chwe to the ac- 
cepted style of colored acts. There 
is need of the services of a producer 
to give the number value. One 
dancer does steps which got the big 
applause of the show. 

Nevlns and Gordon closed the 
show Monday night with an offering 
which is the only one of big-time 
speed on the program. It opens in 
"one" with a comedy scene on a 
dark stage, representing an auto 
which has crashed into a fonce. 
There is a switch to full stage, where 
some funny falls and lively comedy 
effort prove amusing. 

Gordon and Delmar offered a very 
pleasing song interlude, in which the 
man remains seated at piano. Bob 
Mills scored with .songs, which he 
rendered while seated at piano. He 
is a one-armed fellow, but conceals 
his disability by playing with one 
hand and taking a position which 

fast routine of hand stands and ; gets away from other black. . 
acrobatics. They have gotten away , monolo.'jist.'*. Af^er hlj talk he plavs 
from the ••"••"' .^— v„..i — „* _:_i.. .l_. r j 

Brothers have fifth 
place and Moran and Wiser I rinu 
this divis'on of the unit to a hiRhly 
successful conclu^sion. 

All of the vaudeville people, with 
the exception of Mile. l»a 'lY's'ca. 
appear In the revue, wh'-'h Is a 
condensation ot a mus' sliow. Al 
Wiser does little more llian appear. 

facial features fool vllHan would not dare, 
anyone, while his voice is a clear 
tenor. He Is not gowned as lavi. hly 
as some, but seems to have latent 
talent. After his second number he 

Snonccr nnd'Will'ams and Kane 
and Herman provided other comedv 
periods in one. Spongers comedy 



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of cofitume to a bespangled k wn ' "[ ^? r* *" * feature of the comedy 
he King.s again. After an encore **' ""-" Sponcer and White. Kane 
Parrios did an Imitatl 
Samuels. Forced back 1 
encore, he san^T a Yiddish number 
that would do credit to any char- 
actor sini^'er. Spotted rather early, 
he still fi( ored an easy hit. 

Jcane, assisted by two 
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difTlciJlty in F:oliig over. 

Paisley Noon and Co., the com- 
pany c nsi.^tin« of two plrls and a 
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himHolf with two clever little girls 
besides a laknled i)ianist. The two 
Kills, nlthouRh not receiving any 
billing, should be duly credited, a.s 
they're easily half of the act. The 
act is chuck full of clas.s and talent 
and was acco'ded a n yal welcome. 

Lewis and Dody came in fresh : 
from New York, where they were ] 
sad to have been one of the c medy 
hits of the past two ycar.'^. Chicago 
was no different for tliein. The two 
Sams gave everything they had and 
ChicM;;o reciprocated. They were 
forced into a speech of thanks. This 
was the second act to use Italian 

Harriet Rempel In a new sketch 
by Tom Harry, titled "The Hofirt of 
a Clown." .•strikes a now themo for 
vaudeville. Thero are three people 
besides Mis.s Hempel, Miss Rempe! 
doubling between an aerial artist 
in ballet Fkirts to a grandmother of 
sixty. Mii^s Hempel use.^ Ital- 
ian d'alcct. She is surrounded by a 
capable and a sot of sccnx- 
work and effects that ^roes hQr oth'^r 
sketches one better. M'ss Hempel 
is a creator, and her yearly tour 
thr ugh these parts is a looked-for 

Hitchcock next, with Ol.'^en and 
Johnson holding the next to shut 
spot with their usual tying up of 
the show. This has become a reg- 
ular occurrence for the two boys in 
this t«»wn, and especially at the 
Pa 'ace. 

I'cm and Margue»lte closed the 
show with most everybody in their 

'•n of Hay ' ^^ Herman went even better at the 
nto another State-Lake than when seen recently 
.oH «i,r«».«n at t'le Palace. 

Walter Manthey and companv 
were assigned to close the final show 
Monday night and filled the position 
cred tably. There are four girls In 
the support of Manthey. two of them 
good dancers, while thero is piano 
music and song by the others to 
carry out the rcvuo Idea. Some of 
the steps of one of the girl dan'^ers 
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ry's Melody Six, half a dozen g'.rl 
musicians, follow th^ .set style of 
acts of this nature. There Is vocal 
ofTort on the part of five of the girls, 
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ivritten at song amdl a poem for 



tHat is a scream 

• i^r'** 

conceals this fact from most of the 
people out front, winning out on 
merit. Bell and Gray offer a dance 
on the wire, which makes a satisfac- 
tory opening act. . Weber and Elliott 
offer a comedy act in which the 
comedian comes out of the audience. 
It did not register as strongly on 
this occasion as it has when seen in 
the past. Walter Gilbert entertains 
with contortion and tallt, having a 
pleasing personality and a line of 
conversation which take the sting 
out of contortion. Noblet and Gor- 
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Direction: LEW COLDER 

This Week (October 30), 

Hennepin, Minneapolis, Minn. 

Next Week (November 6), 
Orpheum, Winnipeg, Canada 

ders on the suggestive, but they 
scored strongly. 

This iWw continuous house seems 
to be getting a better clientele than 
the usual continuous patronage. 
Also giving better show than usually 
found at a continuous house. This 
weeks bill was opened with Will 
Morris in his tramp make-up and 
trick bicycle riding. He had the 
audience roaring from the start. 
Chadwick and Taylor, man and 
woman, deuced it. They are a 
colored turn with their main forte 
in .singing and dancing. Crystal 
Bennett and company .two girls and 
a man, formerlv Throe Bennett 
Sisters, now emiiioys just the two 
girls. It is on the same order as 
the former act with a boxing con- 
test and a few minutes of wrestling 
for a finish. 

The Three White Kiihns with 
their clowning on instruments and 
sure-fire baas viol bit easily walked 
away with the sliow. Johnny Cou- 
lon, ex-bantam champion and local 
product, did his mystifying lifting 
.act to Skelly-Heit 
Revue, four givls and a man, proved 
a pretentious flash for tlio show. 
The toe dancing and singing easily 
carried them over. Charley Wilson. 
Just off the big time, showed good 
showman.ship thy bHnging down his 
act for the masses. He worked with 
a rip that brecaed him along to a 
fast finish and his prop violin 
brought a wow. 

The Casting Campbells, proved .a 
sensational closer. Pantheon Sing- 
ers and Sherman. Van and Ilyman 
not seen at this show. * 

nounced Mr. Lukes has important 
news for Allen. '• . / 

Gene Ellas, son of Jake Elias, 
auditor of the Western Vaudeville 
Managers' Association, and Esther 
N. John.son, non -professional, were 
married Oct. 2. 

Char! s H. Preston, who has been 
managing th^ Finkelstein & Rubin 
vaudeville theatres at Minneapolis 
and St. Paul, has been sjnt to Chi- 
cago to look after tl|e bookings of 
the theatre. 

"Don't dare tell me my orchestra 
is rotten," exclaimed the manager 
of a vaudeville theatre at Streator, 
111., to the performfers constituting 
the last act which he paid Sunday 
night, indicating by this jest that 
he had heard criticism of his musi- 
cians fro:.i the other acts on the 

Jeane W^ntz open.9 a nowr revue 
at the Palais Royal. C" icagO, Satur- 
day. It will ha\e six principals and 
10 choristers. 

Dick Allen is requested to got in 
touch with George Luke<?, of the 
Chicago Kelthe office. It is an- 



fllngors. Actors: — If you to nr- 
ouire sonorou.i voice with beautiful soft 
tones and unlimited ••ndurance, do not 
hesitate to study with Ardizoni, teacher 
of prominent artists. 

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Max JVeinstehh of the Broadway Clothes 
Shop, Inc., at 1552 Broadway, New York City, 
takes this weans of notifying his "debtors" in the 
profession that unless he receives outstanding 
moneys owed him he will have to make public 
the names and amounts due him. 

Ned Alvord is business manager 
of "Up in the Clouds." 




Excellent comedy bill at the 
Orpheum . this week. It has big 
Qt)medy value. Indeed laughter and 
applause held the show up so fre- 
quently and for so long at a time 
that the running time was extended 
r.o fat that the lateness worked an 
injury to' the :\tarion Morgan 
Dancers, who close<l the show. Vic- 
tor Moore, Emma Littlefield and Co. 
oo-headlined with Bryant Wash- 
burn, supported by Mrs. Washburn 
and a company in a new sketch, 
'■ as Advertired." (New Acts.) 

The Moore -Littlefield act hda the 
audience rocking in its chairs wjtli 
their bare stage act and Moore made 
a curtiiin speech at the finish. Billy 
Glason and Claudia Coleman, both 
single turns on the same bill, butted 
in during the Moore-Littlcfield 
sketch for ad lib clowning and 
helped to the large hit. Olason's 
single turn prospered on its own 
account. The comedian caught on 
immediately with his classy style 
and his comedy numbers. There is 
familiar material in his routine, his 
manner of getting it across makes 
it different and he never tires. 
Cilason scored the outstanding hit 
of the entertainment. Miss Coleman 
doubled with him for more inter- 
polated nonsens« for a moment. 
Miss Coleman herself in No. 3 spot 
doing "impressions" of different 
types of women, got a lot of keen 
comedy out of a finely managed 
specialty. She piled up a Tiuge 
average of laughs and stopped the 
show with her finale, a modern 
flapper satire. 

Alice and Mary McCarthy won a 
reception on their cute appearance 
and made this impression more than 
good Vvlth their sweet subdued har- 
mony and dainty singing and danc- 

ing offering. The stepping finish 
raised them to an adult size hit. 
Burton Bros., programed, did not 
show. Montana, cowboy ban joist, 
gave the show a dandy start. Qlenn 
and Jenkins proved popular hold- 
overs next to closing. 

Alexander, mind reader and m^^s- 
tic, continued a hit in his second 
week. Business held up to its en- 
couraging average of last week vlth 
popular interest unabated. The bill 
had several individual hits besides 
the headliner. Elarl Fuller and his 
band of seven scored substantially. 
The bandsmen are versatile musi- 
cians and the routine is varied and 
interesting. Julia Down interpolates 
several melodious numbers Into the 
program and Fuller's first-rate style 
at the drums, {ind while leading, 
recommend him strongly. 

Abbott and White stood out next 
to closing with songs and comedy. 
They make a likable pair in any 
company. Pardo and Archer made 
a good-looking couple. Their phono- 
graph wedding bit landed big, but 
the rest of the material is only fair. 
Quality of material is all this pair 
lack. With the stuff, they qualify 
for the best time. 

Berlanger Trio are an engaging 
pair of girls and a man. Another 
case of weak routine. The Spanish 
dance and the jaxz numbers of the 
blonde girl .«<tanikout. 

The Ciolden Gate is without a big 
feature this week, but offers an excel- 
lent specialty entertainment. (Miss) 
Grette Ardine with Tyrell a»d Mack. 



The specialty material Is neatly 
strung on a story which calls for 
acrobatic stepping, and in this 
department Miss Ardine scored. The 
nice-looking boys in her support got 
returns on their own account. 

Belle Montrose was a laughing 
success and Eddie Schwarts and 
Julia Clifford went over tremen- 
dously, next to closing. There are 
large possibilities in Schwartz. £>]. 
M. Gordon and Ida Day closed the 
show, the former's tramp panto- 
mime being good for many laughs. 
Chandon Trio opened with aerial 
feats. The Cinderella Orchestra, 
with Walter Krausgrill and his Ten 
Symphonists, was out of the pro- 
gram. Thurber and Madison, com- 
edy songs and dances, did nice!/ 
No. 2. 

Also r^rmnnently. 

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or two, but did not return to the 
8trand to complete the week. 

Melklejohn ic Dunn, the vaude- 
ville agents, are now booking six 
acta at Mare Island, the naval train- 
ing station. 

George C. Rhodes, with the Col- 
iseum for four years, "laa been ai^- 
pointed house manager by Manager 
Nick E. Ayer. He will also handle 
the publicity. 

The work of remodeling the for- 
mer Century theatre here, more re- 
cently known as the Morosco. is 
under way, and 200 seats are being 
added to the house. A big organ 
also is to be installed, as the theatre 
will be used for pictures, in the fu- 
ture. . •: '•;■■ 

Bert Myers has returned to Pan- 
tages* San Francisco house as as- 
sistant to Roy Stephenson, the 
manager. Myers was with this 
house several times before. 

Marjorio C. Driscoll, feature 
writer on the San Francisco Chron- 
icle and former . dramatic editor, 
was awarded first prize in a con- 
test held by the Indianapolis 
l^rama Society for short plays. 
"The Songs of Pierrot," a one-act 
drama, was written by Miss l>ri8- 
coll for the contest. . 

heavy opposition in the shape of 
Frank Tinnoy and Weber and Fields. 

At last Baltimore's theatrical 
business is getting on the increase. 
Last week, with Otis Skinner play- 
ing "Mister Antonio" at Fords. Ed- 
die Cantor at the Auditorium and 
Gertrude Hoffmann at the Academy, 
all had a good week. Skinner prob- 
ably did business at around 115.000. 
while Cantor went a little over that. 
Gertrude Hoffmann gave the Acad- 
emy its best week of the year, when 
the gross receipts were around 
$9,000. Thi.H. however, did not per- 
mit a good break for the show, as it 
took a long jump from St. Louis into 
Baltimore, and the sharing terms 
here were 60-40. The only other big 
weeks that the Baltimore houses 
have had this year were "The Yan- 
kee Princess" week at Ford's and 
"The Bat" week at the Academy, 
when considerable money was made 
by alL Lately there has been much 
weeping, not by the theatrical men 
them.'^elves. but by the critics of 
Baltimore, because of the scant at- 
tendance, but with the recent pi?k- 
up and the strong bookings which 
are ahead, it looks like Baltimore 

fairly reliable hands and good will 
has always existed. 

The program at the Academy 
Monday was a revelation to those 
on the inside. I«Yank McCune was 
listed as general manager of the 
Academy, with Campbell's name be- 
low as resident manager. No oYie in 
the theatre seemed to get the idea 
of such an arrangement, for it was 
definitely understood that McCune 
was to handle nothing but the pub- 
licity. He was given a desk on an 
upper fioor of the building, away 
from the manaser'a office. , , ? • 

Stuart Walker, whose "Book of 
Job" was given three itcrformances 
here last week, told what a potential 
power the colleges of America might 
be if they would band together and 
form a circuit %or touring the- 
atricals. " ' 

coming to Los Angeles. It used to 
be that only about one out of four 
companies went to the southern city. 

Leah Baird, film actress, is read- 
ing several plays preparatory to try- 
ing her luck on the legit stage. 

Los Angeles theatre men were 
shocked to learn of the suicide in 
Spokane of J. Walker, brother of 
Carl Walker, local I'aotagcss man- 

Reed Heustis is writing a drama- 
let for Louise Dresser's use in 

headliners and acts on this circuit 
is the repetitions. It would seem, 
that different material should b« 
used this season Inasmuch as some 
repeated last season and by using 
the same material again this season 
are creating a bad. impression. 

The Baltimore "News," whether 
trying to kill the run of "Getting 
Gertie's Garter" at thev Lyceum or 
trying to prolong it. had Dr. Howard 
A. Kelly, an Internationally known 
surgeon of the Johns Hopkins Uni- 
versity, and aLso a well-known local 

Philharmonic Auditorium ha.s been 
dark practically for two months. 
The winter line-up is not so good 
either, according to report. 

are aneau, ii looiis iikk iiintmiui*: i . ' ■ tz. ^.. r 

will come through after all. "The reformer, write a review on the show 

The Theatrical Mechanics' A.hso- 
ciatlon hold their annual show at 
the Alcazar theatre last week and 
raised a considerable sum. Acts 
from all of the theatres, as well as 
.■•pecially prepared numbers, were 
included on the program. 

Merchant of Venice." with David 
Warfifld. "Morton of the Movies" 
and "Sally" are underlined for 
Ford's, while the Auditorium has 
"The Demi-Virpin" and "Hose of 
Stamboul * in the near future. 



FORD'S— "Listening In." with Er- 
nest Glendennlng. 

AUDITORIUM— "Daffy-Dill," with 
Frank Tinney. 

LYCEUM— "Getting Gertie's Gar 
ter " stock 

MARYLANIV-Kiith vaudeville. 

ACADEMY— Weber and Fields 

PALACE— "Bubble-Bubble," Co- 
lumbia burlesque. 

GAYETY — "Record Breakers,' 
stock burlesque. 

FOLLY— Mutual burles(«uo. 


Joe Weber, playinftT here with the 
Weber and Fields unit show, was 
HufEering from a heavy cold and 
hoarsene??3 in the onrly part of the 
week, but managed to get through 
his shows witliout the audience no- 
ticing it much. 

A peculiar advertLsing .stunt was 
worked here last week by the Cen- 
tury, a movie house, in the larpe 
Sunday ads., carrying the line. "Jiu 
sure to see 'Listening In' at Ford's 
this week. Tlils is unusual, as there 
is no connection between the houses. 
But it Is explained by the fact that 
Charles M., owner of \hc 
Century, is rumorcdto be "in"' on the 
new show. "Listening In" opened to 
good business here Respite pretty 

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to pay wholesale.* 

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nnd Remodeled. 

Tlie first shake-up in the Shubert 
managerial forces here came -when 
Frank McCune. who has been man- 
aging the Academy, was replaced 
by John B. Campbell, vctyran show- 
man and formerly manager of the 
Casino, New York. McCune was 
retained on the theatre's start to do 
publicity work, having been out 
ahead of many shows before a.ssum- 
ing the managerial duties connected 
with a theatre. The change was 
made last;iy and came after 
much inside fumbling at the theatre. 

Last Saturday one of the local 
newspapers severed relations with 
tiie Academy in refusing to accept fi-oni it. This sheet had is- 
sued several pass slips to the Acad- 
emy to staff members, and upon 
presenting them at the gate. Instead 
of being admitted immediately and 
assigned slips, they were held up 
for quite a while and querlrd as to 
what ri^lit .such and such a paper 
had to issue passes. The arRument 
that the paper had never done any- 
thing for the Academy was used, 
and the people to whom the passes 
were issued were subjected to much 
embarrassment. This brought the 
attention of the editorial olllces of 
t'lie paper to the manager, and a let- 
ter followed, whleh stated that here- 
after th<'v would not be botheied 
with passes from the sheet. This 
has not happen^ «1 in Baltimore for a 
lonpr time. While the papers never 
fall hard (or freak publicity stuiits, 
they have b<>fn consistently libt-ral 
Ml alluvvinK Ie>*itimate it<.'ms spa<>c. 
lie views have Hi ways been placed in 

at the beginning of its fifth week. 
Such a stock run is unknown here 
and breaks all local records. 

Dr. Kelly was given the place of 
honor on the Tuesday afternoon 
theatrical page and a two-column 
head put on his review. "It was 
stated "Gertie's Garter"' had broken 
all Baltimore theatrical records; 
40.000 people had seen it and several 
thousand more would see 4t before 
the run ended. As there had beerT 
much adverse criticism of it. the 
"News" asked Dr. Kelly for his opin- 
ion. The doctor was succinct. . 
Part of his review follows: 
"I write while the impression Is 
fresh. My first instinctive act on 
returning home was symbolic. I 
turned on the water and took a bath 
with a liberal use of soap, for I felt 
as if I had been wading for a couple 
of hours in a sewer. The very play- 
ers themselves complained of the 
stench, and it was certainly exhaled 
as far as the audience. 

'The audience looked like an emi- 
nently respectable one. with a scat- 
tering of more plainly dre.ssed vis- 
itors from £he country, who doubt- 
less accepted the exhibition as a fair 
representation of the moral stand- 
ards of the city." 

Sol Sax. for some time connected 
V Jth Variety's Chicago office, has 
come to California 'to grow up with 
the real estate agents." He will 
reside here permanently. 

The deal for Morosco's new the- 
atre on Grand avenue, site next to 
Kinema theatre, evidently has fallen 

At the photo-plays: "East la 
West," Capitol: "Hands of Nara." 
Brpad way-Strand; "Valley of Si- 
lent Men," Madison: "Man Who 
Saw Tomorrow," Adams; "Grand- , 
ma's Boy," Washington. » . .^^ 

Irene Castle will demonstrate her 
latest dances at the Qraystone ball- 
room Nov. 6-7, 12.50 top. Matinees 
each day. 

ORPHEUM — "Powder River, 
Let's Go."" Government War Pic- 
tures. Next week house passes to 
the Masons, who open with Doug- 
las Fairbiuilu in "Robin Hood " at $2. 

REGENT— "Love Nest." Noodles'a 
Fagan, Elsie. Now reserving all 
seats evenings from Monday to 



DETROIT— "First Year." 

GARRICK — "Greenwich Village 

MAJESTIC— Woodward Players 
In "The- Mirage." 

stelle Stock Co. in "Woman of 

with Laughs." 

COLUMBIA— Royal Filipino Sex- 
tet, the Four Pierrots, Boyd & 
Frederick, Stanley & Hayes. Peters 
& West, Galloway & Garrett, 
Temptation, Ernesto. 

PALACE — Sternad's Midgets^ 
Fred Lewis, Three June Girls, Sol 
Burns and Leslie. Harris and Har 
rls. Bernard and Erma. \ 

Last week's Shubert unit "Whirl 
of New York" was one of biggest 
of season, doing around |14,000. 
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The benefit performance staged 
at the Moro.«jco for tlm invalided 
actor, Harry Girard, was a big suc- 
cess. Vaudeville performers, in- 
culding Rae Samuels, Louise Dres- 
ser and Jack Gardner, appeared. 


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A man can be just as hungry 
for clean, substantial nourish- 
ment as he is for food. 

The mind and the stomach are 
much aHke. Both will stand 
for left-over and re-warmed 
mixtures for just so long. 

There is a limit, however. 

The man who can afford it is 
willing to pay for the best. 
But he expects and dnmnds 
what he pays for, , 

Rockwell and Fox 

are serving an intellectual ban- 
quet of clean, wholesome ma- 
terials. \ ' 

The kind that give zest and 
relish to the fellow with the 
jaded vaudeville appetite. 

And there are no bad after 
effects. Nothing to upset or 
disagree with the clean, 
healthy mind. 

Every customer that leaves 
our amusement table goes 
away happy. Smacking his 
lips with satisfaction due to a 
royal feast of crisp, delicious 
entertainment, fresh from our 
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— This week. Proctor Players in 
"The Seventh Guest." Next week. 
"Kick In." 

and pictures. 

MAJESTIC — Mutual burlesque 
and pictures. 

MARK STRAND — First half. 
Hope Hampton in "The Light in the 
Dark." Second half, Guy Bates 
Post in "The Masquerader." 

LELAND— All week, "Human 

"Grandma's Boy" and "Divorce 

Kenmore has not been able to com- 
pete with Smith's Tavern, on the 
Loudonville * road; the Knicker- 
bocker Inn. on the Albany-Schenec- 
tady road, and the Hamptcn hotel, 
all three of which have spacious 
dance floors and flrst-class music. 


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Manager Virgil Lappeus has 
booked "The Bat" for Election day 
and night at Harmanus Bleecker 
Hall. The Rinehart-Hopwood mys- 
tery play broke the Hall records 
last season. The show has been 
scaled at.|2, which is &0 cents lower 
than other road attractions that 
have played here this season. No 
player's name is carried in the ads. 

Robert G. Vignola, director for 
Marion Davies, has written relatives 
in Albany th.*^ he plans to leave 
soon for a trip around the world. 
He will be gone for five qr six 
months and will sojo- rn consider- 
ably in France Lnd Italy. 

Henry A. Du Souchet, veteran 
playwright. Is dead at Kingston. 
Twcnty-flve years ago Mr. Du 
Souchet wrote "My Friend from 
India," which made a big hit, having 
a year's run in New York City. He 
also wrote "The Man from Mexico," 
"The Swell Miss Fitzwoll" and 
"Who Goes There?" Mr. Du Sou- 
chet, who was a native of Indiana, 
started life as a telegraph operator 
and train dispatcheB. at Prescott, 
Ariz. While there he joined a the- 
atrical troupe and eventually 
reached New York. 



WIETINQ— First half, "The Deml- 
Vlrgln," $2 top, opened to rather 
slim house Monday. Company Is 
capable, save for one or two weak 
spots. Last half, "Mutt and JefTs 
Honeymoon." Experiment for Wie- 
ting. For years the "Mutt aiKl JefT' 
shows and similar attractions have 
been booked at the Bastable. 6-7, 
Walter Hampden, repertoire; 8, Sir 
Harry Lauder. Last half dark. 1^ 
follow, full w&ek of "Melodyland." 
home talent musical attraction, aus- 
pices Syracuse Elks. 

BASTABLE— Dark again. 
B. F. KEITH'S— Vaudeville. , 
TEMPLE— Vaudeville. 
STRANI>— First half. "A Tallor- 
Made Man"; last half, "White 

empire:— All the week, "Kindred 
of the Dust." 

BOBBINS - ECKEL— "The Ghost 

SAVOY— "Belle of Alaska." 
CRESCENT— "Top of New York." 
REGENT— "Prisoner of Zenda." 
The Regent will have Griffith's "Or- 
phans of the Storm" for a popular- 
priced run, starting Sunday. 

HAPPY HOUR— "Queen of She- 

tenslvely remodeled and refurnished. 
This .announcement among other 
things sets at rest repeated reports 
that the Crescent was intended to 
become a burlesque house. 

The future of the Ba.stable, for- 
merly the home of Columbia bur- 
lesque shows, has the Syracuse Ri- 
alto up a tree. The house has hod 
but three or four attractions since 
the new season started and is now 
devoted to "The Dark Secret." 
Stephen Bastable. manager, recently 
sent a man to Buffalo to scout the 
Mutual wheel shows, but although 
he is said to have received a favor- 
able verdict, the future of the house 
remains unsettled. 

The Syracuse "Sunday American," 
the new Hearst paper here, stitrted 
the expansion of its picture depart- 
ment last week and carried seven 
or eight advertisements of neigh- 
borhood theatres..^ his is a new de- 
parture as far as Syracuse is con- 


"Her Temporary Husband." book- 
ed for the Stone, Blnghamton, last 
week, canceled at the eleventh nour 

Clifford Carroll, who left the the- 
atrical business in lUica a few 
years ago for newspaper work, has 
joined the editorial staff of the 
Knickerbocker Press. Carroll at 
one time was treasurer at the 
Gayety, Utica. *• . 

C. K. McCaleb Is now dramatic 
critic of the Albany Evening News, 
this city's latest newspaper, pub- 
lished by the Press Co., owners of 
the Knickerbocker Press. 

It Is reported Robert P. Murphy, 
Jr., manager of the New Kenmore 
hotel, will put on a revue in the 
Rain -Bo room the latter part of 
November. The cabaret opened 
two weeks ago with Landau's Sero- 
naders. Without a floor show the 

The Hippodrome, the oldest Syra- 
cuse picture house, and which has 
never closed since opening 16 years 
ago, will pass Into local theatrical 
history about the first of the year. 
The theatre property goes to the I. 
Bright Corporation, noilllnery store 
operators, of New York, for com- 
mercial purposes. The theatre, lo- 
cated In the 300 blook S. Salina 
street, has been one of the biggest 
gold mines in the city, all things 
considered. The house is controlled 
by A. J. Cardino, a pioneer picture 
operator, who garnered a fine profit 
also on the sale of his six-year lease. 
The building is owned by the Ed- 
ward P. Cabill estate. Cahill, too, 
during his lifetime was closely al- 
lied with local theatrical ventures. 

The sale of the Hippodrome lease 
does not, however, mean the depart- 
ure from the local theatrical field 
of the Sardlno interests. They have 
the Crescent, located in the 400 
block of S. Salina street, and will 
push that as a popular priced the- 
atre, playing ^aramount's entire 
program as second runs. In land- 
ing the Paramount contract the 
Sardinos cut in ahead of several of 
the city's best-known exhibitors, the 
deal giving the local Rialto food for 
chatter. The Crescent is to be ex- 



\\ s t () I xtcnd her grateful thanks to Mr. E. F. An>ec, Mr. Henry 
Chostcrflt'ld and the National Vaudeville Artists; also B. P. O. E. 
No. I, and her many filcnda for tlieir slnce-re sympathy and kind- 
ness during her sad trial of Iho Irreparable loss of her lieloved 
mother and beloved brother, Murray Belmont, whom God called 
home Oct. 15, 1922; and mother darling. Oct. 21, 1922. 

May God send my loved ones heavenly rest. 

The Colllgan, at Carthage. N. Y., 
erected last year by Edward Colll- 
gan, and since operated by the 
builder as a picture palace, was 
sold to J. N. Schine of the Schlne 
Theatrical Corporation of Glovers- 
ville, possession being given Nov. 1. 
The price is said to have been 

Virginia Grant, Auburn actress 
(vaudeville), has gone into retire- 
ment at hef home. 

"Blossom Time," which drew a big 
box-ofllce business to the WIeting 
recently, has been rebooked as the 
Christmas week attraction. 

A municipal court suit launched 
here by 17-year-old Dorothy Mellen 
of North Syracuse to recover from 
the Amerclan Railway Express 
Company a trunk containing a 
wardrobe and silverware worth $250 
served to .throw the spotlight upon 
another theatrlval venture with a 
fishy atmosphere launched from this 
city. Miss Mellen was employed In 
a city store when she fell before 
the lure of the stage in the shape 
of an advertisement published in a 
local paper to the effect that 10 
chorus girls were wanted at once 
for a new attraction. The girl, with 
a boarding-house friend, Mrs. Mary 
,Farrell Lanty, answered the ad. 

Both girls were assured that they 
were just the types wanted, and 
were told that the ."^how would open 
at Ralston, Pa. The Mellen girl 
trustingly sent Mrs. I^anty to ex- 
press her trunk. The woman did so, 
but In her own name, which explains 
the municipal court suit. 

But the story told by Miss Mellen 
goes much further. The would-be 
chorus girls were taken to Ralston 
by auto. They found Ralston a vil- 
lage of less than 1,000 inhabitants. 
CJoing to the hotel where they were 
told to meet the "manager," Miss 
MeKen hastily sized up the crowd 
and then beat a retreat to find a 

The chief promptly took the young 
girl to another hotel, i)I.irc(l her in 
the care of the proprittor'.s uiff, 
and then wired her fatiier here. 
Mi'llen hurried to Ralston and 
brought the would-be chorine home. 



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Plan ensures continuous 
publicity in Variety every 
week, through pictorial or . 
display advertising, for six 
months or a year. 


Its cost IS gauged to fit ari^ 
one, and it is not expensive 
publicity, but ifs good public 
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Make Variety your press 
agent —it's the best— it's 
the cheapest at the half or 
full year rates, and it takes 
your publicity all over the 
world. / 

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w.oo ^y ^^ DUBIN, FRED RATH 

Johnny Walker was a j;ay New Yorker . V 
Till he heard a song one night, ^ ' 

Just the kind they always write, > ': x *•' 

'Bout tlie cotton IkUls of white; : . ^0: . 

So he turned his flivver toward the Swanee Riv> r -v • ;kv l.-^^^^^^ 

And he landed there O. K. ' v 

But now Johnny doesn't like the Swanee ^ ^7 i . ,. - 

'Cause I heard him say: 



Broadway — on my b.nijo I kocp struniinin'; 

Broadway — siralght from Dixie I am comiti* 

J\<\ck to all tho«e swoot, swoft marnrnus I know; 

'^Vay down South among the tW'KlH of cotton, 

Your bright lights are not foi|;ott«'n; 

Inroad way — I'll ko cooktm— -when tliat choo-choo 

ItrinfTS me back to stay; 

Proadway, «omr day 

111 lli> my Truly Warner . ^^ 

When I turn tho <'orn» r ; . • ' . .v 

Of old Brojulway. • . . 





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Bryant 3421 

New York City 


(Nov. 6-Nov. 13) 

^ "American Girl" 6 Empire Toronto 
18 Gayety Buffalo 

"Beauty Kevue" 6 L O 13 Gayety 

"Big Jamboree" 6 Gayety Omaha 
13 Gayety Minneapolis 

"Big Wonder Show" Majestic Jer- 
)^»ey City 13 Miner's Bronx New York 

"Bon Tons" 6-8 Cohen's New.- 
burgh 9-11 Cohen's Poughkeepsie 13 
Casino Brooklyn 

"Broadway I3revities" 6 Empress 
Chicago 13 Gayety Detroit 

"Broadway Flappers" 6 Gayety 
Buffalo 13 Gayety Roch^sttr 

"Bubble Bubble" 6 Gayety Wash- 
ington 13 Penn Circuit 

"Chuckles of 1922" 6 Hurtlg & 
Seamon's New York 13 Empire 
:; Providence 

Finney Frank 6 Gayety Kansas 
City 13 L O 

"Flashlights of 1923" 6 Olympic 
Cincinnati 13 Gayety S^Louis 

"Follies of Day" 6 sfar & Garter 
Chicago 13 Empress Chicago 

"Folly Town" 6 Casino Brooklyn 
13 Miner's Newark 

"Giggles" 6 Casino Philadelphia 
13 Palace Baltimore 

"Greenwich Village Revue" 6 
•. Colonial Cleveland 13 Empire Toledo 

"Hello Good Times" 6 Columbia 
New York 13 Empire Brooklyn 

"Hippity Hop" 6 Lyric Dayton 13 
Olympic Cincinnati 

Howe Sam 6 Gayety Rochester 
13-15 Colonial Utica 
^ "Keep Smiling" 6 Miner's Bronx 
New York 18-15 Cohen's Newburgh 
'16-18 Cohen's Poughkeepsie 

"Knick . Knacks' 6-8 Colonial 
Utica 13 Gayety Montreal 

"Let's Go" 6 Gayety Milwaukee 
13 Columbia Chicago 

"Maids of America" 6 Gayety Bos- 
ton 13 Columbia New York 

a D. H.? Said 




H«r«'s What New Orie«n« 
Thinks of M« 

Maureen Engfin Is Hit 
Of New BiH at Palace 

"The I^ve of Mamie McShane," 
tbough not billed as a feature, 
proved on^ of the hits of the new 
■how at the Palace Thursday 
night. Maureen Bnglln Bftng It in 
jazx. Irish style. 

October 20, 1922, 

Marion Dave 6 Gayety Detroit 13 
Empire Toronto 

"Mimic World" 6 Columbia Chi- 
cago 13 Star & Garter Ch cajjo 

"Radio Girls" 6 Penn Circuit 13 
Gayety Pittsburgh 

Reeves Al 6 I alace Baltimore 13 
Gayety Washington 

•Social Maids" 6 Empire Provi- 
dence 13 Gayety Boston 

"Step Lively Girls" 6 Gayety Min- 
neapolis 13 Gayety Milwaukee 

"Step on It" 6 Gayety St Louis 
13 Gayety Kansas C ty 

"Talk of Town" 6 Orpheum Pater- 
son 13 Majestic Jersey City 

"Temptations of lOJi:" 6 Miner's 
Newark 13 Orpheum Patcrson 

"Town Scandals" 6 Casino Bos- 
ton 13 Grand Worcester 

Watson Billy 6 Empire Brooklyn 
13 Casino 1 hiladclphia 

Watson Slid ng Billy 6 Grand 
Worcester 13 Hurtlg & Scamon s 
New York 

Williams Mollie 6 Gayety Mon- 
treal 13 Cas no Boston 

"Wino Woman & Song" 6 Gayety 
Pitt.sburgh 13 Colonial Cleveland 

"Youthful Follies" 6 Empire To- 
ledo 13 Lyric Dayton 


"Baby Bcar.s* 6 Folly Baltimore 
13 L O 

"Band Box Revue" 6 Gayety 
Brooklyn 13 Lyric Newark 

"Broadway Belief?" 6 Majestic 
Wilkes- Barre 13 Majestic Scranton 

"Follies and Scandals" 6 New 
Empire Clevelaand 13 Garden Buf- 
falo ' 

-Georgia Peaches" 6 L O 13 Star 

"Heads Up" 6 Peoples Cincinnati 
13 Band Box Cleveland 

"Hello Jake Girls" 6 L O 13 Olym- 
pic New York 

"Jazz Babies" 6 Band Box Cleve- 
land 13 Peoples Cincinnati 

"Jazz Time Revue'* 6 Majestic 
Albany 13 Plaza Springfield 

"Kandy Kids" 6 Park Utica 13 
Majestic Albany 

"Lamn Thru 1922' 6 Star Brook- 
lyn 13 Empire Hoboken 

"Lid Lifters" 6 Olympic New 
York 18 L O 

"Limit Girls' 6 L O 13 New Em- 
pire Cleveland 

"London Gayety Girls" 8 Garden 
Buffalo 13 Park Utica 

"Mischief Makers' 6 Plaxa 
Springfield 13 Howard Bo.'^ton 

"Monte Carlo Girls" 6 Howard 
Boston 13 L O 

"Pace Makers" 6 Lyceum Colum- 
bus 13 Gayety Louisville 

"Pepper Pot" 6 Broadway Indian- 
apolis 13 Lyceum Colurabua 

"Playmates" 6 Majestic Scranton 
13 Bijou Philadelphia 

"Pell Mell' 6 Gayety Louisville 
13 Broadway Indianapolis 

"Runaway Girls" 6 Empire Ho- 
boken 13 Gayety Brooklyn 

"Smiles and Misses' 6 Bijou 
Philadelphia 13 Folly Baltimore 

White Pat < Lyric Newark IS 
Majestic Wilkca-Barre 

paratively speaking, in the audience 
irom one end of the Reason to the 

Miss Bakor iiad things pretty, 
for she was up against notliing in 
the way of compolition «>n th«' bill 
and was the only woman sirmlf. Siu* 
is using the songs she ha.s boon us- 
ing other place.i on the cihcuit, in- 
cluding 'I'm the Mother of a Case of 
Scotch,' and whilo this sonjr may 
have bet^n changed in placos to com- 
ply with the ruling of the Keitli 
people on prohibition songs and 
gags, it isn't noticeable. She did 
better with her songs than she did 
with her stuff with the orchestra 
leader, but this isn't surprising con- 
sidering tho house she was playin;^ 
to. Boston Isn't quite wise enou.^h 
to things theatrically to really K«'t 
all the good out of such work. Miss 
Bakor closed very strong ixmi could 
have done veveral more numl)er8 hut 
evidently didn't wish to Interfere 
with the early closing of the bill, 
something that existed this week in 
contrast <o the first performances of 
other weeks. 

The Braggiotti Sisters are on th<' 
bill again this week, occupying a 
fairly high position but not head- 
lining as they did last week. They 
are booked to appear again next 
week and as the act itself hasn't 
created a sensation that would makr 
j this good there is rea^^on 
to believe they are appearing under 
some sort of arrangement that gives 
the house more than an even break 
The Keith people by holding a spot 
for an act like this for three wo«'k • 
seem to be showing their conten'pt 
for thTJ opposition of the Shnhort 
vaudeville locally. At any rate the 
bills as they run now lack that fe- 
verishne.«?8 and extravagan^'e thit 
marked them last year bef'»re th'^ 
Shuberts dropped the straight 
vaudeville and swung over to the 
unit style, ^ 

Van Horn and Inez, a couple of 
roller hkaters, with the man., do'nr; 
the bulk of the work and the girl 
adding to the act only through her 
wholesomeness and evident desire to 
do the best she can, open the show. 
This act runs but five minutes and 
is the most lively opening act the 
house ha« had for some weeks. The 
man i.*^ an expert on turns on the 
skates and when they finish with the 
girl holding on a strap with her 
teeth while the man turns rapidly 
on the skates, swinging her in a 
wide arc, they make the house come 
to them. 

Jack Little, billed &n "The Padc- 
rewKkl of Syncopation," had thing" 
moving alon^ real speedy In his 10 
minutes. His stuff, all at the piano, 
registered with the house and he 

was wise enough to finlMli his act 
wiiilo they touid have niood mure 
An examitiC of gc»od .showman.shij). 

"A .Nirf;.t on liioadway," with Hny 
Hail, Ldith Ermlnio and Louiso 
Biice, was rather a puzzle to the 
audience, it ueenied. The house never 
did .«>et>m to quite gather wiiat the 
trio was driving at, although there > 
was appreciation fi»r the novelty ! 
ba« k dri/p. The act runs otf smooth- 
ly and has value. 

Kay and Emma Dean suffered 
sonu'What because theie ha^ been a 
.^ur|■eit of these rube and vamj) acta 
lately • here. It is about tiio third 
w«^ek running that such an act lias 
played tlie house and as ail are 
about of tho same type they lose 
in attracting power. 

William Halligan :ind his company 
in "ilighlowbrow" wero on just 
ahe;id or -Baker. This a«t is well put 
up and h;iH novelty. It is extremely 
difllcult to avoid dragging while the 
stage is t)eing sot for the List two 
dramatic soencH and the work of 
Halligan and Glen White in this bit 
is especially good. 

The Ifartwells, using their double 
swinging roi»e stuff, close the show. 



George Sidney Is playing his orlgl- I 
nal role In "Welcome Stranger" ut 
the Metropolitan this week, support- 
ed by the Mclaughlin players. 

Wlllisim Hodge In at l*he llanna 
with his new play. "For All of Us." 
Next. The Dover Road." 

the opening night that seats will be 
drawn by lot. 

Film Houses — Allen. "Sherlock 
Holmes"; Stillman. "The Old Home- 
stead'; Park and Mall, "The Man 
Who Saw Tomorrow"; Strand, "Sil- 
ver Wings"; Alhambra. "Manslaugh- 
ter": Liberty, "Lorna Doone'; Cir- 
cle. "Man and Woman"; Orpheum, 
"Do and Dare"; Lexington, "The 
Crossroads of New York." 


Pictures.— Bl' Mouse, "My Wild 
Irl:;h Rose"; Rivoll, "The Five Dol- 
lar Baby"; Liberty, "The Cowboy 
and the Lady"; Columbia, "Tho 
Ghost Breaker"; Majestic, "Sher- 
lock Holmes"; Hippodrome, "Con- 

Old friends were reunited this 
week when Evelyn DuFresne, . u- 
bret with the liyrlc Musical Comedy 
Co., found Anna Vivian on the new 
Hippodrome bill with her sharp- 
shooting act. Miss DuFresne was 
doing Fpecialties with the Vivian 
act over Orpheum time a few years 

Josephine Dillon, former member 
of :he Baker Stock and, during the 
war, dramatic director at Camp 
Travis, has rome back to Portland 
with the idea of launching a theatre 
guild and school here. She has been 
connected with the Metro studios in 
Los Ange!ca for some time. She 
will also assist the American Legion 
in staging its midnight matinee New 
Year's evening. 

"Rltx Girls" at the State. Rhuhert 
vaudcviUe. Good business continues. 



Even the name draw of Belle 
Baker failed to pull them in at the 
Monday matinee performance at 
Keith's this week, and about the 
only reasonable explanation of the 
slimness of the house was the state- 
ment of the dignified employee in 
the lobby who opined it must be 
"wash day." In a way this is an ex- 
planation, for the local Keith house 
draws greatly from what is the fam- 
ily patronage, so called, and there 
are very tcVii strange faces, com- 

At the Colonial, Joe Marks and his i 
"Youthful Follies'; Star, "Day In 
Paris"; Band Box, "Follies and, 
Scandals"; New Empire. "The Joy- 
land Girls": Miles, vaudeville ^nd 

"Dulcy" played to big business 
Monday at the Ohio. "Bull Dog 
Drummond" next. 

Hip doing good business. 

Keith's new Palace opens Monday. 
So great has been the demand for 


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vy FRIDAY, OCTOBEK 27, 1922. 




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Hugh J. Emmett Steals Away 

the Honors on the New 

Bill at the Temple 


Dramatic Editor of Th« Telegram 
and The Syracuse Sunday 


-I . ' 

The ventriloquist is coming into 
his own. 

That is to say, he is if the gentle 
art of tossing the voice can offer a 
few more disciples like Hugh J. 
Emmett, who appears on the bill 
born at the Temple Thursday after- 
noon. It's a musical ventriloquist 
novelty that Hugh offers, with the 
assistance of Theresia Emmett. 

Not that Hugh is a new find. He 
Isn't. But his act ha» grown until 
it enables him to steal the honors 
from the usually more favored num- 
bers. The talking machine bit is 
quite as clever as anything that the 
field of ventriloquism knows, and 
tho cocktail bit that is al.«<n inter- 
woven into the routine is so real 
your foot unconsciously moves to 
find the late, lamented rail. 

Turning to Miss Emmett for the 
moment — her dramatic soprano st^ll 
touches high D abov^ high C with 
ease. All in all, the Emmett act is 
the outstanding feature on the new 
bill. Which, however, Is no reflec- 
tion upon Kelly and Brown, a com- 
edy variety skit which leaves you 
Impressed mostly by tlie girl's wink- 
ing knees; Clemens and lliilyer, a 
dancing act marked by clever eccen- 
tric stepping; Cliff Nazarro and 
John Fisher, who found favor with 
their "Frivolities," and "The Sir^s," 
the musical comedy tab which re- 
mains over from the first half aj 
the headliner. 

to Represent YOU for Me 


Nathal, the French monk imi- 
tator, worked but two performances 
with the "Oh What a Girl" at the 
State, Cleveland, last week. He 
was forced to leave^ the show when 
a leg became infected. The injury 
was sustained while packing up 
with the "Revuo Russe" at' the 
Booth, New York, the Saturday pre- 
vious, though in Cleveland it had 
been announced he fell from the 
balcony rail. Nathal was ready to 
work this week but for some rea- 
son was not included with the 
"Russe" show when it opened in 
Chicago Monday. He will be used 
in a unit out of town for several 
weeks and may enter the new -old 
"Hitchy-Koo" show aimed for the 
Winter Garden next mo»th. 

Mike Glyn, owner and manager 
of the Astoria, Astoria, L. I., and 
the Alhambpa, Brooklyn, has started 
work on the Patchogue theatre, 
Patchogue. L. I. The Patchogue 
will have a seating capacity of 
1.800 and will play vaudeville, pic- 
tures and road attractions. Mr. 
Glyn's idea Is to have the house 
open by May 1 to catch the sum- 
mer crowd. 


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2(1 half 

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The V'oluntcera 
Worth & Willing 

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Four Rar<la 
(Four to nil) 
2il half 
Tlarry & Layton 
(Three to All) 


O Meredith & Bro 
TiOuia London 
Affouat & Paulett« 
Driacoll Lons & H 
"Let's Qo" 

2d half 

Selbini & GrovinI 
Clirrord & Lealle 
De Maria Flv» 
Wm Armatrong Co 
(One tu nil) 

C Ounningham 
liyron Uroa 


(Open week) 
Alex It & Evelyn 
Maude Baria 
Ridiccolo Ricco 
Den Turpin 
Uritt Wood 
Itlake'a Mules 



P.uddy Walker 
Chrtaholm A Breen 
Itronaon & Rennle 
Great Blackatone 



Lillian's Doga 
FarreM A Hatch 
Tollman Revue 
Great Maurice 
Densio & Baird 
Little Plppifaz 



1 Three Avolloa 
Ilanaen & U'ton S 
Jo© Bernard Co 
Three LcGrohs 
De Michelle Broa 
Four Ortons 



Daley Mac & Daley 
Tuck & Claire 
Kennedy & Rooney 
Klrkamith Sla 
Ritfoletto Bros 


.T * B Mitchell 
Mills & Miller 
Caalcr & Bea«ley 2 
Riains Generation 
S^ausaman & Sloan 
Prosper & Merrltt 


(Open week) 
.*!flma Br.ia|x 
Briere & King 
CMIfford Wayne 
Kluting'a Animals 
.Sidney S Styne 



(Sunday opening) 




(Sunday opening) 
Neltion's Calland 
McCormack & W 
iroward E Chase 
W-«tpn & Elaine 
"Bits & Pieces" 



Arnold & Barnes 
Ryan Se Ryan 

Jowell & Rita 
Ifavcrman'9 Lion 
"MIks Nobody" 
ILirry Tlghe 



(Same bill plays 
Saskatoon 9-11) 
Leach Wallin THo 
Kaufman & I^iliian 
Alex Chernyoff 
Morgan & Gray 

Burt Shcphi-rd 
Fargo & Richards 
Billy Kelly Rev 
Vokea & Don 
Five Lameys 
Welderson .Sisters 


(Sunday opening) 
Kitamura Japa 
Maybelle Phillip* 
Far*) & Archer 
AbbWt & White 
K Fuller's Band 
Golden Bird 



Jean & Valjean 

Rosa & Bdwarda 

riorette .Teofrrie 


Rives & Arnold 

Larry Harkins 



Carson & Kane 
Goetz & Duffy 
Billy Swede Hall 
' Robinson & Pierce 
I Great Alexander 



Juggling NVlaona 
Tyler & Croliua 
Rosa Wyse Co 
•"otepping Some" 
Page Hack & H 


Pant ages 

Four Ro8i>3 
Hudson & Jones 
Davis & McCoy 
Robyn Adair Co 
' In Chinatown" 


Pant ages 

Wilfred Du Bola 
Marion Claire 
Valentine Vox 
Johnny Marvin 
Foln & Tennyson 
Higdon Dancera 



Samated & Marlon 
Conn & Hart 
Green Sk Dunbar 
Prower Trio 
Monroe Saliabury 


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Ballds cMd Ballrooms 

In the fheatrical profession. 

I. Miller is expected to sup- 

j^ly everything in slippers, 

from amazing creations for 

the Stage to beautiful mo* 

: dels for the evening dance 

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Broadway at Forty-Sixth Street 

open until g p. m. 
In Chicago — State Street at^Monroc 

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(.<?ame bill plays 
Pueblo 9-11) 
Page & Green 
Fulton & Burt 
Al Jenninga 
Walter Weema 
Gallarini 8ia 
Delmore St Lee 



Gordon Wilde 
Ward & King 

"Indoor -Sports" 
Bob Willis 
Lorner Sisters 
Artists in Minlat're 



Crane Sis 
Caledonian Four 
Willard Mack 
Willard Jarvis Rev 



Three Belmonta 
Ketch & Wllma 
L & J Archer 
Ferry Corwer 





Browne Sis 
Herbert Brooka 
Edith Taliaferro 
F & T Sabini 
RulofT & Elton 


Hardy Bros 
Inez Hanler 
Murray Kiasen Co 
Gallettis Monks 


Ormabee &. lletnlg 

Caltes Bros 
Oliver & Olp 
Arthur West 
Flanagan Sc MVa'n 



Dallas Walker 
Reed & Tucker 
Harry Langdoo 
Marian Weeks 
8 Blue Devils 



Gallettl's Monka 
Inez Ilanlex 

Murray Kissen Co. 
Hob Hall 
Donegan A Steger 

2d half 
Croaa Sz Santort 
Tyler & Crolis 
Prinoeha Rajah 
Sargent St Marvin 



(Tulsa split) 
1st half 
The Herbert* 
Frank Ward 
Elizabeth Brice 
Carl Roslnl 
(One to nil) 


Kay Hamlin & Kay 
Philson Sc J^uncan 
"Young America" 
Fritzi Scheft 

Maker Sc Redford 



(Okla. City split) . 
1st half 
P * A Smith .' 

Frances Dohertjr 
U 8 Jazz Band 
Luster Bros 
(One to nil) 



Jack Hanley .' -t^ - 
Fmbs St Alton 

Roland ft Meehaa 
Kane Morey & M 4 
2d half 

Thfe Skatells 
Waiman ft Berrf 
Great Howard 
Four Musketeeri 
(One to All) 

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Business last week was uncertain 
In iome quarters. L.egltlmate houses 
wobbly, with bookings mostly in the 
Air This week sees Majc«tic dark 
S'flrst mid-season week in seasons. 
Regarded as poor augury. Past few 
weeks lean all round. Teck showed 
Wmiam Hodg^-s "For All of Us" 
lajBt week to email business. El- 
tlnge's latest, "The Elusive I^dy," 
dW moderately well at Majestic, but 
rates and special character of draw 
combined to turn in fair returns. 
Neither Majestic nor Teck inclined 
to be optimistic at outlook, Judged 
from first tw^o months* business of 
^ present season. 

To all appearances burlesque 
aeems to be back into its own local- 
ly. Gayety continues to turn in ex- 
cellent grosses, averages towering 

■ well over last season. Garden with 
Mutual burlesque upsetting all prog- 
a<ifticatlon8 for house. Shows are 
infect return to the seamiest days of 

«fmoky burlesque, the policy evident- 
ly being whatever you can got away 
•with. House going in for all sorts 
of special stunt nights and added 
attractions with the sky the limit. 
Has amateur night, Dixie night, 
Thursday midnight show and sim- 
ilar features. This week has Jeff 
Davis, King of Ilobos, underlined, 
using plenty of additional newspa- 
per space. House playing 75c. top. 

On vaudeville side town holding 
Up remarkably well. Shubert at- 
traction at Criterion going to over- 
flow latter part of each week, with 
opening business strong also. Mat- 
inees still weak, particularly first 
half. Claims house, however, can't 
do over 17,000 at %1 scale. Shea's 
reporting substantially increased 
crosses, the competition apparently 
having beneficial effect Indications 
point to fact that competitive ac- 
tivities are resulting In materially 
tMtter business all round. 

This week aees the first week of 
Universal operation of the Olympic, 
With a double bill— "Girl Who Ran 
Wild" and "White and Yelldw"— 
featured. "Human Hearts'* carded 
for next week, T. Cecil Leonard, 
Universal publicity director, is to 
auinage the house. U is said to 
have the house until May with the 
privilege of two years at |25,000 a 
year. Commencing Nov. 5 the Olym- 
pic will show U first releases simul- 
taneously with New York, Los An- 
ffelcs and Chicago. 


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It refer to my COM12DY SERVICE. 
jla8ue<1 monthly. Each number 
[contains a strictly new and origl- 
jnal monologue, double routine,] 
[gags, etc. No. 9 Is now ready. 

FOR $15 

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[beginning either with current 
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MACAULEY'S— Isadora Duncan, 

2; "The Woman of Bronze," 3-4. 



SO^I— "Rich Men's Wives" (film). 
GAYETY— "Heads Up," Mutual 


RTALTO— "To Have and to Hold." 
MAJESTIC— "Seelng's Believing." 
ALAMO— "Gods Country and the 


WALNUT— "Fortune's Mask." 
KENTUCKY— 'North of the Rio 


the Women?"; System, "Trapped by 
the Mormo '; Maisonneuve, "Or- 
phans of the Storm"; Midway, 
"Grandma's Boy"; Electra, "In the 
Name of the Law"; Mount Royal. 
"The Girl in Va Room"; Strand. 
"False Fronts"; Regent, "Up and 
Going": Capitol. "The Storm." 

After being dark for three weeks 
the Gayety reojiened this week with 
"Heads Up," a Mutual show. This 
means that the Manheim-Vail inter- 
ests have taken over the Gayety 
and will play the Mutual* shows 
In it. . . , ' . • 

Negotiations whereby Boyd Mar- 
tin, dramatic editor of the "Courier- 
Jourhal" and director of the Uni- 
versity of Louisville Players, would 
take over the Gayety, call it the 
Playhouse and play whatever shows 
he desired, fell through when the 
terms were not satisfactory to Mr. 

Manager Harry Martin of Macau- 
ley's announced that so far that the- 
atre has been doing 40 per cent, bet- 
ter business than last year. "The 
Rubicon" probably attracted best 
business. For some reason or other 
"The Hairy Ape'' failed to draw. 

Louisville will again have dra- 
matic stock when Malcolm Fassett 
returns next spring and summer. 
Last season the Fassett players pro- 
duced 18 plays. 

Whether Louisville is to have an- 
other season of operatic stock is 
problematical. For the past two 
summers the Dunbar Opera Com- 
pany has been at Fontaine Ferry 

1493 Broadway 

New York 


Ruth Jones, a Louisville girl, and 
the "latest jewel In Auer's crown," 
made her professional debut at Ma- 
cauloy's Oct. 19.- The young artist 
was accorded by all the critics the 
high praise which she merited. 



Chow." Next week, "The Dumb- 

PRINCESS— Vaudeville. 

ORPHEUM— Robins Players In 
"Twin Beds." Next week. "Peg o' 
My Heart." , „ 

GAYETY — "Maids of America.' 

LOEW'S— Pop vaudeville. 

IMPERIAL— Pop vaudeville. 

FRAKCAIS— Stock burlesque. 

ST. DENIS — Cecile Sorel and Al- 
bert Lambert (Paris). 

Picture houses: Crystal Palace. 
"Remembrance"; Belmont. "Blood 
and Sand"; Papineau, "Nice Peo- 
ple": Allen, "What's Wrong with 

The outstandi^ performance of 
the week with the San Carlo Opera 
Co.- was Leon Rothicr's mag.iiflcent 
rendition of Mephistopheles In 
"Faust." closely followed by Mme. 
Tamaki Mlura as Cho Cho San in 
"Madama Butterfly." On both oc- 
casions a crowded house grefeted 
these Justly famous artists. 

but In Its way was a relief from 
what had gone before. 

Fred Lindsay was at the end. In 
direct contrast, a showman of the 
class who made vaudeville the in- 
stitution it is today. 

No little Interest Is attached here 
to the engagement, for one week, of 
Mme. Cecile So.-el and M. Albert 
Lambert, direct from the Comcdie 
Francaise, Paris. The advance sale 
indicates record patronage. 

The Venetian Gardens, Montreal's 
leading cabaret, arranged ■ special 
programs fojr Halloween and 
Thanksgiving week. Several new 
artists were engaged and appro- 
priate decoraticyis in order. 

The Montreal Lodge. No. 66, 
B. P. O. Elks, have adopted the 
practice of staging an entertainment 
every week or so for Its members. 
With the permission of the manage- 
ment, artists from the various thea- 
tres are secured to present their 
acts In the lodge room. 

Jean Melville, a member of the 
Robins Players (stock company at 
the Orpheum) last her |8p0 fur coat 
last week. EIl - days later the 
coat was recovercvl during a raid 
on a St. Urbain street house. As a 
result Howard Clayton and wife 
now fa^e a charge of theft and 
receiving, respectively. Another 
charge was made against the couple 
of having opium. They were sent 
to enquete on |1,000 bail. 

The Princess, under management 
of Abbie Wright, continues to do 
consistent business. Vaudeville of 
the best type appeals to Montreal 
audiences and apparently is being 
given the pre'.rence over any other 
class of show. 



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Inconsequential program at the 
Orpheum Monday evening. Just 
dull, vapid and tedious. 
■ Lola and Senia promised well and 
were slipping along nicely, only to 
deflect somewhat through a dance 
number not strong enough to con- 
clude. They did very well for an 
opener, however. 

Zelaya was not nearly so success- 
ful as when here last season. His 
routine remaining unchanged mili- 
tated and he remained over long. 
Sheila Terry received negligible 
attention. The crowd did not warm 
to her unnatural method of speak- 
ing and singing. In trying to force 
her moment over, its flop was only 
accentuated. Aiding and abetting 
were two male ns.sistanta who must 
have gained their knowledge of hls- 
trionlsm from : ne correspondence 

Diamond and Brennan were first 
to arouse the audience from its 
lethargy. The first few minutes 
were lapi ed up avidly, but the pair 
there ftor got back into the old con- 
ventional hocus pocus. 

Doroe 3 Operalogue Is true and 
triod stuff that hn.s run its vaude- 
ville race and the singers, like 
Sheila Terry, attempted to engcndfr 
affection, but without avail. In the 
coterie there is hut < le voice tha« 
miKht attract attention. 

Roscoe Ails an. Katie Pullman 
brought them l<iick for a time. The 
turn di.Mclo.^cd naught save a novel 
bit of clownin** by Miss l^ullman. 






LYCEUM— Julian Eltinge in "The 
Elqsiye Lady." 

GAYETY— "Knlck Knacka." 

FAYS— Pop vaudeville. 

EASTMAN — "The Loves of 
Pharaoh," film feature; Eastman 
Theatre Ensemble, Eastman The- 
atre Symphony Orchestra, Vladmir 
Dubinsky, 'cellist; "Twin Hus-^ 
bands," Carter De Haven comedy. 

CORINTHIAN — Rochester Play- 
ers In "Miss Lulu Bett," last half. 

Pictures — Regent, "Grandma's 
Boy"; Picadllly, "Just Toney" and 
"Greater Than Love." r 

Rochester music season Is moving 
swiftly. P'ollowing a week of grand 
opera at the Eastman, the first con- 
cert of the Kllbourn Hall series was 
held on Tuesday o2 last week, fol- 
lowed by Martinelli at the Eastman. 
The Denishawn Dancers are fea- 
tured at the liiastman on Wednes- 
day. Irene Castle and her company 
played Convention Hall Saturday. 





AMERICAN.— "Abraham Lincoln." 

SHUB^RT-EMI'^ESS. — Unit, 
"Echoes of Broadway." 

ORPHEUM.— Vaudeville. 

Neil O'Brien's Min- 

Woodward Players 



In "Buddies." 

GRAND.— Vaudeville. 

RIALTO.— Vaudeville. 

GAIETY.— Frank Finney 
(Columbia burlesque). 

COLUMBIA.— Vaudeville. 

MISSOURI. — "The Impossible 
Mrs. Bellew" (film). 

DELMONTE. — "Human Hearts" 

FOX-LI BERT Y.— "Nero." 


last open showed pictures. It Is 
located in the West End residential 
distrct. O'Brien played the Amer- 
ican last year. 

■ »' " "■ • 

4n unusual time of the season to 
dvoorate a theatre, but Oscar Dane, 
manager Gayety (Columbia bur- 
lesque) is doing just that. The en- 
tire front wall has been done In gold 
and thu interior will b« In garden. - 
scheme — lower floor rose gnrden, etc. 
The CJayety Is located on the busiest 
motor thoroughfaro here and this 
gold scheme is causing many to look 

Fannie Block and Gene Enzlnger, 
two St. Louis singern, were married. 
They are framing an act for vaude- 
ville. Fannie Block was with th» 
Municipal Opera last summer. 

Musicians left dur:ng amateur 
performance at Gayety last week* 
and the amateurs continued with- 
out mu.sic. Manager Dane later ex- 
ftlaincd that their contract called 
or them to play up to 11: IS and 
that he (Dane) refused to pay 

An act that played the Rialto last 
half of last week and demanded a 
spot played the Lyric.* East St. 
Louis, the first half, and was on 
second and worked for less salary. 
An act that played the Grand opera 
house the week previous was also 
on the hill. The Lyric was formerly 
the Erber and was then boolted 
through W. V. M. A. It Is now un- 
der new managemeni and is booked 
by H. Bently, St. Louis, who baa a 
string of picture houses. 

Helen Romanoff, a cousin of th* 
late Czar of Russia, Nicholas Ro- 
manoff, will be prima donna of a 
new eight-people dance act Meyer 
Golden Is' producing. It Is "The 
Feast of Lanterns,' an episodic Chi- 
nese song and dance revue, which 
Includes Beatrice Drew and M. Vic- 
tor among the principals. 

Woodward Players boost prices. 
Lower floor, formerly 83 cents, now 
$1. Matinees, formerly 55, now 33. 
The change did not affect business 
any. Last week very good. 

Nell O'Brien's Minstrels, playing 
independent this season, rented the 
Pershing, which has been dark 
many months. The house is con- 
trolled by Skouras Bros., and when 

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No. 106 

Rockwell and Fox, at Keith's, Palace Theatre, N. Y., 
this week, act like a couple of genuine *'nuts" on tha 
stage, but there. the "nut" stuff ends. They are a pair 
of wise old owls when it comes to business and auper- 
wise when it comes to dressing themselves for tha 
street and stage. Both their comedy costumes and 
their up-to-the-minute street attire is procured from 

46th Street, 15 seconds East of Broadway 

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1582-1584 Broadway 

Opp. Strand Theatre 

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Opp. Columbia Theatre 


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DAVE MICHILIN, Saxophone , ^^,.„,.. ^-. ^«v « • r« . . m«ii«««« ««^««.«»^ NICK WINTERS, Violin 

BOB LARRY, SaxophonV MTYT WFFIf ^^^^- ^^^^^ *''^ Regent^ KCW VODVi ' AL De dllESCENT, Piano 

JACK CARRY, Comet «liAl fflXIl (NoV. 9-12), Moss' Franklin i'tW IVlUk RALPH STECIA. Drum. 

BARNEY DC AUGUSTIN, Comet - ♦ . J. MIKE COHEN. Trombont 

Gmw bsr ALLAN KRAMER-^Sonjoi bj JACK FROST-Directioii CHAS. WILCHIN 

SHOWS nr Chicago 

(Continued from page 15) 
- tbe brokers themsetves been fn such 
a perilous position. Just bow evwry* 
tli^ks will turn out to what proinl«o« 
to aapplT those who are on the ia- 
Bide with sufficient curiosity to olft- 
•erve matti^rs very closely. 

"The Perfect Fool." "The Circle * 
'^nder False Pret^nseo." "Good 
Morning Dearie" and "Greatness" 
are the Ave shows which will say 
iroodhye Armistice Day. Eki Wynn 
will depart with plenty o£ record*. 
Hlo business has been splenilid. 
"The Circle" wlU lose some of its 
biff atz week's profit by belns kept 
two extra weeka. The Dltrielistein 
show has done enough to inspire 
the interested ones^to seek Broad- 
way nxoney. "Good Morning Dearie" 
will limp out of Chicago, ffoing: to 
the Forrest. Philadelphia. "Great- 
ne«flr> was a Cbicaco premiere that 
met with sad happenin«rs. 

Into tlie places of the outgoing 
•bow* will come 'The Music Box 
Revue" to the Coloalal. "Kempjr to 
the Seiwjn, WiUiazB Hodge in "AU 
of UsT at the 1m Salle. "»ha31e 
Alooff" to the Olympic, and pr^miaea 
at a movie at the Illinois. 

Further sbaffUns ot tke^ttractfams 
mentions Dec 4 as the date when 
Al Jolson will torn over the Apollo 
to 'The Rose of BtambouL" This 
IMrdBdBed booking further eompH- 
eateo the gueaalnir as to when and 
whore "Sally" will be hoosed here. 
Tbo Apono is betn^r signalled out as 
•»aBy*»^ home, probably now beinir 
oo arranged as to be the late winter 
^eokfar which would hokl It for the 
tfprtnir season at the Apollo. Uader 
tbeoe probable arrangements "The 
Iffuole Box lUrue'' will have a fnll 
ffiar at the real trade for many 
weeks after Its Colonial theatre 
premiere, although Jack Lait's 
"Spice'* is due around the holldaya. 

LASt week's estimateH: 

•The Charlatan** (PUy house, 2d 


November 6th. Exprrienced young 
and aggressive manager with thor- 
ough knowledge of publicity and ex- 
ploitation. Vaudeville and pictures 
or combination house. Not afraid of 
hard work; can brinK you actual re- 
aults, Can furnish l>est of references. 

AddreM Box 175 
Variety, New York 

and final week). Had hard time 
readiiBS M.M9. oasily eoating- Aow 
owner tMM^ plaa railroad tare* to 

New York. "Revue Rnssc*' opened 
Monday, anknown quantity for local 
taate for idea of entertainmenL 

"Qrootneisa^ (Olsrmpic, 1st week). 
Chicago faitaro with wa hope of re- 
covery, despite well-directed news- 
paper campaign. Fou^bt hard for 

"Tha Frencli Ooir fPowera, Ist 
week). Pronounced "hit" by pre- 
mier* attdlence. Blg^ box-offlce line 
Tuesday, keeping up all week. Win 
average close to flS^Set for three 
weeks' limited engagement. 

''The Guilty Oao" (Woods. lOtb 
week). Brokers "bay'* again helped 
to reach $19,S9a. Goee to Milwaukee 
Nov. % with "The First Year" tak- 

*Tho Circle" (Selwyn, «th week). 
Seaylaff too long for owners to hold 
six weeks* profits, for so<jiety has 
contributed its full representation, 
maklng^ hard guess where trade will 
come from balance of ensa^ment 
Small profit on fll.TM. 

'*8ix Cylinder Love" (Harris. 4tb 
we^). Saturday -Sunday appeal 
still remarkable, and if balance of 
week picked up would hit splendid 
Boaric. Stopped at 114^609. 

*'€load Morning Doarto* (Colonial, 
fth week). Flayfni; oat toeing en- 
casement until *The Music Box 
Revue" arrives. Departure an- 
novncement expected to Increase 
trade. Cbeck stopped at fl 8.000. 

''Bombo" (Apollo, Sth week). An- 
nouncement of final time for Dec. S 
will easily hold capacity average for 
balance of engagement. Another 
wallop at f3t,a00. 

«Thank-U" (Cort. »th week). Set- 
tled itself stronger for positive long 
run with $12, 409. Galnina popular- 
ity all time. Sure to beat Jane 
Cowl's 19 weeks' run at this house. 

•*UfMler False Pretenses" (La 
Salle. 4th week). Went between 
18,900 and $9,000 by sudden week- 
end splash. Author workinir hard 
for New York premiere. 

"Cat and Canary" (Princess. 8th 
week). With parties being souglit 

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F. E. SMITH. M. D. 

347 Fifth Avenue 
If . T. City Opp. Wsldorl 

after for March, promise of this hit 
•ticking all winter mtist be ad- 
mitted. Spleadld profit on flB.000. 
Tho Perfect Poor (Illinois. 9th 
week). Fell off but agpUn ran next 
to Jolson in town. Goes out Nov. 
U. Flted up 119.000. 

*Tiightnln' '* (Blaekstone. «Otb 
week). On Its laat six weeka, for 
Dec^ 11 will bring Henry Miller and 
Ruth Chatterton to this house In 
"La Tendresse.** Without Sunday 
nicbt sroaawt I14.SM. 

"Anna Christie" (Studebaker, 2d 
and fltiai week). Drew small but 
very select audiences, reaching 18.- 
000. "Hairy Ape" arrived Sunday 
for four weeks. 

"The Green Qoddesa" (Great 
Northern. 4th week). Arliss setting 
record for this out-of-the-way the- 
atre and upset all dope by walking 
in» after looking like failure first 
week. Every we^ since then has 
Increased until the gjosm reached 
116,^00. profit for everyone. 

SHOWS nr bostok 

(Continued from pa«e 15) 





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1^ J6 IMI OHara C. 0. D. for Half Aaauat Mt 29a raatasai. Catelsa T Fre« 

' gaff:r,crSLS!^a.ll. 225 W. 42d SX., N. Y. no A,,^ A^^^ 

that valuable **word of mouth" ad- 

"Sbufflo Along* will not finish as 
strong aa tt baa ^eea doing. The 
call for It seents to have about 
peter#d oat^ and while on the last 
Week the business should pick up 
somewbat because of the buy from 
those who always wait until the 
finish, there will be room for ail. 
This does not alter the fact, bow- 
ever, that the show has proven to 
be a remarkable money maker and 
has given the Selwyn a chance to 
become again recorded In the list of 
the money-making houses in tha 

Once again the Arlington, the the- 
atre which saw the inglorious finish 
of "Oh Joy,- is using an all colored 
show. It Is ''Seven-Eneven." at $1 
top for the night and 50 cents for the 
afternoon. How this show is going 
to do any better than the one that 
preceded it is somewhat of a mys- 
tery. There is not enough colored 
population in this neck of woods to 
support the show, and unless it has 
an established "rep" like "SUuffle 
Along" the whites won't go to It, 
especially at the uptown house. 

Estimates for lasf week: 

"Music Box Revue^ (Colonial, 5th 
week). Gros.sed $29,000 last week, 
the business It did the week before. 
Seems to be good for this business 
this weelc. with a better break com- 
ing for the closing week. Is gather- 
ing in business from football crowds. 

"8hufrie Along* (Selwyn, 14th 
week). Two weeks more, and while 
business Is slipping it should hold 
up to stop figure of $10,000 for bal- 
ance of run. . 

"Little Nellie Kelty" (Tremont, 
14th week). Closing here, playing 
to turnaway business. $22,000 last 
week, best house can do at scaled 
price. Could put this figure higher 
it extra performances were allowed, 

but it is understood the company la 
to be kept as fit as posstbTe for the 
New York opening, and there win 
not be any extras. 

**Th* Bat* (Wnbur, fth week). 
Haaa't a thing to fftar for many 
waeka to eomo. Doing an tba busl- 
neas house wUI>allow and pMjring to 
nli^tly tnmaway. Keepin^r prices 
for Saturday ahowa on par with 
those charged for other perform- 
ances one of the best things .ever, 
and has greatly added to popularity 
of attraction. Could easily fill tbe 
house even at tncraaaed prices for 
Saturday algbt. 

*'Roae of 8tambo<tr (Shubert. 2d 
week). Bucked atrong opposition 
at opening but got over well enough 
to satisfy. Will reltnqufsh house to 
Eddie Cantor in couple of weeks, 
and the Shuberts expect to clean 
up with him. 

"The Cxan'na" (Hollis. 1st week). 
In for two weeks. Good opening. 
Got society following that generally 
atten(|8 first nights at this theatre. 
"Nice People." with Francfne Lar- 
rimore. in final week was oflf con- 
siderably, doing only bit better than 

''Field of ErmiaeT (Plymouth. 1st 
we^). Takes ovc^ tbe house which 
bad been dark for a week. In for 
two weeksk when "Anna Christie" 
is due. 

"Sevan -Eleven" f Arlington. Ist 
week). Playing at $1 top, all col- 
ored show. 

The Boston opera bouse dark this 
week, with the San Carlo Opera Co. 
booked for next week. 


SHOWS nr peila 

(Continued from page 15) 

of its woeful alump. It ataya 
weeks, with "Tangerhie" after. 

E.<rtimates for last week: 

"Nice People" (Droad. 1st week). 
Full house opening night with some 
paper; distinctly society audience 
and more enthusiastic than most 
such at this house. Length of run 
not definitely settled. "The Czarina" 








dropped to about |8,26« last weak. 
J^ Hotel Mouaa* (ShubSTtd 
week). Haa shown nothing and was 
rumored to bo withdrawn Saturdlw 
but decided oawlaa to have houss 
dark aecond weak during regular 
seaaon. A groaa of about If.OM 
plunged houae Into a further d^dt 

••Sally- (Forreat. Sth week). Aa- 
nounced this Zlegfeld winner has 
only two weeka after this,, wttb 
"Good Morning Dearie" as Ita aae- 
cesaor. -Sally" waa off UaoAf 
night in balcony and. for about first 
time, there were available aeata 

"Mertoa of the Movies" (Garrkk 
2d week). Business steadied aad 
tbia» its final week. looks to be good 
money-maker, but crowd fou^t 
rather shy last week unUl Friday. 
Got good slice of extra business due 
to football crowds, and naasid 
$11,000. ^^ 

Walter Hampden (Walnut, M 
week). First week's business aft 
from that of star's showing two 
years ago, but prospects this wesk 
are for big jump, with balcony prac- 
tically aold out for week by Monday. 
Indications are this win be one of 
the biggest come-backs of year* 
though no good reason has been ad- 
vanced for weak atarL "Goldfish* 

'Demi -Virgin" (Adelphl. «th 
week). One more week to go. eod 
of run being announced when bot- 
tom fell out under business. Started 
like whirlwind. Vivian Martin in 
"Joat Married" Monday. "Deal" 
did $€.£fO. 

"B lessons Timer* (Lyric, 2d wsek). 
Shuberts' first real promise of year 
here in musical line. Drew solid 
bnalnees, not capacity, but well dis- 
tributed, and ma** round up four 
weeks. .Glowhxg notices. $12,500. 

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The Murat was dark and Eng- 
lish's held "After Six Days" over for 
another week. 

Winners of th« Lrittle Theatre 
SocletF of Indiana's contest for four 
one-act plays written. by Hoosiers 
were announced this week as fol- 

Wcmimd Immmdiaiely 

Colored Hannony Singer 

Mate or female to join recosnlaed male 
•ingle, for vaudeville.' Address: 

G. L. C, VaHcty 

lows: "The Marriage Gown," by 
Judith K. Bollenberser, JLokomo; 
"Where Do We Go From Here?" by 
William O. Bates, Indianapolis; 
'Brothers," by Donald Grooms, 
Indianapolis; "Treason," by Maurice 
C. TuU, Indixuiapolis. The society 
will present the play at an early date 
and the Bobbs-Merrill Co. will pub- 
lish th*»n, 

Because the public misunderstood 
the rule of the Little Theatre 
Society, barring non-members from 
its performances It was announced 
this week that single admissions will 
be sold hereafter. The society closed 
its shows to the general public in 
order to increase the demand for 
membersbip and to demonstrate it 
was not attempting to compete wi^h 
the commercial theatre. 

Defective wiring caused a |50 fire 
loss In the Gayety last week. 

Goldwyn opened a new exchange 
In the new building at the corner of 
Michigan and Illinois streets. 

All three dailies praised "The 
Hairy Ape" at the Murat the last 
half of last week. 


Canadian Vaudeville Booking Office 

Albee Building, 12 Mayor Street 

Montreal, Que., Canada 

RALPH MADISON, I^ooking Manager 

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GRAND — "Why W.\v? Go Wrong." 

EMPRESS— Drama Players Stock, 
in "I Love You." 

GARDEN— Bridge Musical Stock. 

GAYETY— "Beauty Revue." 

ORPHEUM— Vaudeville. 

MAINSTREET— VaudeviUe (First 

PANT AGES— Vaudeville. / 

GLOBE— Vaudeville. 

"When Knighthood Was In Flower," 
Royal; "Prisoner ok Zenda." Mnin- 
ntreet; "Burning Sands," Newman; 
"Remembrance," Liberty. 

The big business of the week was 
done by the Orpheum, where the bill 
Vas headed by Theodore Roberts. 
The occasion was the celebration of 

the circuit's 

'Third ol a Century 

"Abraham Lincoln,*' with Frank 
McGiynn, was t^e current attrac- 
tion at the Shubert. The show 
opened Sunday night to less than 
half a house. The theatrical critics, 
who had been decrying the absence 
of legitimate attractions here, took 
some hot shots at the public, in their 
Monday mornirtg issues, for the lack 
of apreciation shown. Business 
built up after the Sunday opening, 
i'jid the week's results were much 
better than the opening perform- 
ance indicated. However, the busi- 
ness was far from capacity and a 
disappointment. The house will be 
dark next week, opening Noveml>er 
5 with "Lightnin' " for a two weeks' 

Work on the new Missouri theatre 
(formerly the Century) is progress- 
ing rapidly. All of the inside steel 
is in place and the concrete was 
poiu-ed this week. It is now thought 
the house wlil be ready for its 
opening about the middle of De- 

Theodore Roberts, who is headlin- 





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ing at the Orpheum this week, with 
his wife, was the guest of th« Kaa<« 
saa Board of Pksture Cens6rs, Tuaa- 
day. The members of the board 
advised the Paramount star that 
they had never been compellad to 
cut a foot of his screen ofTerlnCs. 

George Perkins, special reoraaen* 
tative for Metro, is here from Lofl 
Angeles, exploiting ''Prisoner of 
Zenda," which will be featured at 
the Mainstreet's flrst anniversary 
celebration next week. 

If the friends of Jimmle Cooper, 
star of the "Beauty Revue,'' do not 
fall down in their plans, next weelc 
will be a record breaker at tha 
Gayety, where the show is the at- 
traction. Jimmie is a local boy and 
the "gang" is preparing a royal 












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eeenos from "Succosjb," a film which 
Ralph Ince is making. 

Cartnel Myers, pictures. Is siifng 
her husband, Isidor B. Kornblum. 
for separation, it was reported early 
this week. 

"Society," by Cosmo Hamilton, 
will be produced soon by W-lliam 
Harris. He Is also dramatizing his 
novel, "RusUe of Silk." 

Charles Dillingham has engaged a 
complete cast of undcrstudios for 
"Loyalties," now at the Gaiety, New 

The Forty Niners will give a spe- 
cial performance for the press Mon- 
day night. The show will open 
Tuesday for the public. Allen Fagan 
has been added to the cast. 

•Rain," by W. Somerset Mdugham. 
will open at the Maxino Elliott, New 

Winchell Smith gave an experi- 
mental ehowing of "Polly Preferred," 
by Guy Bolton, with Robert Mc- 
Loughlln's stock company of the 
Metropolitan, Cleveland, during the 
week of Nov. 6. 

The Friars will give a dinner at 
the Astor Hotol, New York, to the 
overlords of the amusement world. 
Judge Kenesaw M. Landls, Will H. 
Hays and Augustus Thomas, on Nov. 
19. Geo. M. Cohan is chairman of 
the arrangement committee. 

' The theatrical committee of the 
Associalion Against tho Prohibition 
Amendment, of which Daniel Froh- 
man Is chairman, will gfl/e a special 
performance at the Greenwich Vil- 
lage theatre. New York, on Sunday 
ijight, with Bobby Edwards as mas- 
ter of ceremonies. . . 

promise suit started by Mrs. Maud 
L. Ceballos, better known as Mona 
Desmond, in May, 1920, against 
Clifford R. Hendrlx, began Tuesday 
before Supreme Court Justice Mc- 
Avoy in New York. 

At a meeting of the American 
Dramatists, held Tuesday, Kdward 
Childs Carpenter was elected presi- 
dent to succeed Owen Davis, who 
declined renomination. Other offi- 
cers re-elected were: Anne Craw- 
ford, vice-president: Perclval Wilde, 
secretary; Eric Schuler, executive 
secretary, and Henry Erskinc Smith, 

Lauij, Lavoie and Elsie Flynn, 
who said they were burlesque chorus 
girls, were arrested for shoplifting 
and sentenced to 20 days in the 

"It is the Law," originally an- 
nounced as a collaboration between 
Elmer L. Rice and Hayden Talbot, 
was solely written by Rice. The 
play is based on a short story by 

"The Little Kangaroo," will be 
the title of the mu ical version of 
"Somebody's Luggage," In which 
James T. Powers will be starred. 

Arthur Hopkins's production of 
"Hamlet," starring John Barrymore, 
will be presented at the Sam H. 
Harris, New York, on Nov. 16. 

"The EounfgKtis" io itil.L-uiftlfcg 
at the 39th Street, New York. 

The opening of Bataille's "The 
Love Child," with Janet Peocher, 
Sidney Blackmer, and I^ee P.akor 
has been postponed until Nov. 8. 
A. H. Woods lias not selected the 
New York house. — »-' 

Trial of the $100,000 breach of 

Guerrim A Co 

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Seena Owen and George Walsh, 
both of pictures, will be divorced. 
Mrs. Walsh dropped a suit in which 
she named Estelle Taylor, pictures, 
co-respondent, and in turn Miss 
Taylor dropped a $100,000 action 
for sland >r against her. Walsh Is 
pressing his own suit for divorce on 
the ground of desertion. The decree 
is expected to be issued next' month 
in Los Angeles. 

It was the opinio:, of the girl com- 
mittee that Mrs. Landes thinks the 
hourst of employment in the dance 
hall should be changed somewhat. 
They work from 8 p. m. to 1 a. m. 
They said they thought the council- 
woman was in favor of midnight 

Asked what kind of dresses they 

Core at the dance hall, they told her 
le very same kind as they were 
wearing then — their street dresses. 
"She seemed displeased over one 
thing — that we asked men who come 
to the hall to dance with us and 
buy us drinks. I tried to explain to 
her that men in that part of town 
are laboring men. bashful and very 
reticent. I told her they were not 
men of her acquaintance, but of a 
different class. They have to be 
asked to dance. They are too bash- 
ful to ask us girls." 

t'. 3 Long Island railroad police, 
said a member of his force was 
offered a salary of $200 a month, a 
uniform similar to that worn by the 
State police and an alteration of the 
wording In the commission issued 
troopers to consent to the scheme. 
The bogus trooper, under the plan, 
'would ride auto trucks carrying 
Uquor, and if they were 8top);)ed by 
a regular trooper, they hoped to 
pass with an explanation that the 
driver of the car was under arrest... 


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been dropped. Three dance, hall 
girls from the "moral battleground" 
.''outh of Yesler '.v.^.y went to the 
home of Mrs. enry Landes, city 
cour. ilwoman, for a heart-to-heart 
discussion of alleged vice conditions 
In the city. The girKs, Gladys Nel- 
son, May Stanford and Winnifred 
Durgin, represented, they said, 35 
young women employed at the lilb- 
erty dance hall. They related their 
living conditiors in detail, which 
appear 1 to be very tame. 

JNIiss Nelson said, "I am quite sure 
from what I saw and heard that 
Mrs. Landes was not ill pleased with 
us, at least not with May and Win- 
nifred. She seemed to understand 
us, and she said, at least for the 
present, the dance hull would not 
be closed — not by her efforts." 



Ketnminr to WE.ST PAT.M BKAO0, FI.A., for their third winter season. 

Permanent Address: Billboard, New York City. 


The cabaret agent who has been 
in business for many years before 
the orchestra agency came so much 
to the fore holds a brief against 
these agencies on the ground they 
have made inroads on their busi- 
ness and diminished his (agent's) 
Inconie. Where formeWy a club, 
fraternity, society or any social or- 
ganization turned to the cabaret 
agent for an orchestra and talent, 
the cabaret man complains they 
seek out musicians of the calibre of 
Whiteman, Lopez, Miller, Specht, 
Raymond et al. These high-priced 
musicians aire alleged to be charg- 
ing fancy figures for the privilege 
of advertising thefr "names," in 
most cases not even appearing with 
the orchestra, only "presenting." A 
personal appearance demand of the 
"name" leader means so much more 
on top of ihat. 

As a result, the agent continues, 
a society finds that* its quota for 
entertainment has been eaten up by 
the orchestra outlay. Accordingly, 
Individrnl entertainers are passed 
up and the orchestra made the ad- 
vertising feature. 

It is not surprising, therefore, that 
a number of the cabaret agents 
are reported to be dabbling in the 
forbidden wet goods. Others use 
their offices to trade In new and 
second-hand theatrical costumes, 
scenery, etc., to eke out expenses In 
conjunction with the bare cabaret 

In t^ie "good old days" a club 
ceuld get a hoofer, monologist, girl 
songstress and even a "dumb" act 
anywhere from $50 to $100. A club 
would .stand for $75 entertainment 
outlay on the average, while a five- 
piece orchestra would cost little 
more than half of that. Nowadays alone is insufficient to pay for 
an ortfh.^stra booked through one of 
the orchestra "name" agcficies. 

customerg and one wasn't asked if 
they wanted the real stuff. In th* 
cabaret the "attraction" was the 
women, and the only article of foo4 
served was bouillon, and probably 
soft drinks. Order was usually per* 
served in the premises proper, but 
police were often stationed Inside 
in p!aln clothes to fet on the trail 
of women who were soliciting. 
Policewomen were frequently seen 
In the place, but they became too 
well knQwn for usefulness. 

Hard eider at $1 a quart! No 
wonder the farmers are for prohi- 
bition! That's the substitute in the 
farming fields. Formerly cider, 
when not given away, got around 
20 cents a quart to pay for the bot- 
tle. But with prohibition and the 
cry for a dryNeountry from the' rural 
corners, cider commenced to get 
hardand wet. It's quite well knowf«j 
among the sap trees the quickest j 
drunk that may be acquired is 
through imbibing hard cider. Many 
of the farmers would cry out of 
regret if light wines and beer were 
ever again licensed. The apple 
looks as though !t will yet be the 
biggest thing that grows, as there's 
no hard cider In watermelons. 

Jack Everhardt, known as a for* 
mer sparring partner of the late ' 
John L. Sullivan, is having a house 
built at the Point of Pines, Revere, 
Mass., which will be used as a com*" 
hination tea room. and road house. 
It will be under thp management of 
Mr*. Everhardt, formerly one of the 
Daly sisters. 






Playing Nightly at Moulin Rouge, New York City 

Jules E. Mastbaum, president cf 
the Stanley Company of America, 
has purchased from -a corporation 
headed by George H. I*avvling, of 
the Pawling Enginoering Company, 
the ice palace at 45th and Market 
streets, which has been used as a 
skating rink and for .staging boxing 
bouts, d.ancos and siniiliir enter- 
tainments. The building has been 
purchased outright by Mr. 
baum, himself, but when operated 
will be under the management of 
Fred G. Nixon Nirdlinger. 

Colonel Chandler, superintendent 
of the Stato police, has ordered an 
investigation Into a report that 
bootleggers are trying to bribe rail- 
road policemen to impersonate State 
troopers and protect their cargoes 
on the trip from the Canadian bor- 
der to cities in the State. An In- 
quiry has already been started, It 
was learned, at White Plains, where 
Geortre Mammon, superintendent of 

The government won the first 
legal skirmish in its fight* to close 
the Folly theatre, the Folly cab- 
aret and the Folly hotel at Baltl- | 
more and Front streets, Baltmore, ' 
when Judge Rose, in the United 
States District Court, overruled a 
demurrer to the government's peti- 
tion to have the place closed under 
the nuisance provision o' the Vol- 
stead act. Th'e Maryland Social 
Hygiene Society had made an ef- 
fort to close the places because 
of the number of "sitters" em^- 
ployed in the cabaret. This action, 
begun April 4 was the first case 
oC its kind in Baltimore. Under the 
Volstead act any business which 
violates the law so frequiently as 
to make it a nuisance may be 
clo.sed for a year. 

The petition in equity was filed 
against John Henry (Hon.) Nickel. 
2726 Harford avenue, owner of the 
Folly enterprises. It was alleged 
that from May, 1920. until March 
27, 1922, Nickel had owned and con- 
ducted the theatre, cabaret and 
hotel, and that liquor was -stored 
and sold on yie premises. The peti- 
tioners charged that the entire 
business was a cover for the con- 
stant violations of the prohibition 
law. LltWe liquor was. however, 
sold, if any, publicly there. At the 
bar near-beer was put up to the 
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uenuiile Paul White- 
man-' Orchestras arc 
now. available Tor con- 
tract work at Hotel, 
Cabaret and Resort. 
. The Service is. com- 
plete, the artists, men 
who play tor phono* 
«;raph records — and . 
the cost is Mirprisinyly ' 
•low. ' 

"Paul Whiteman Or- 
chestra*; are also a\ ail- 
ablc for Vaudeville 
work in conjunction 
with headline acts. 

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NOW PLAYING AT THE TENT, New York Society's "Rendezvoiu 

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OFFER SPECIAL SUMMER RATES 21"'I* '*J|»'««M>««»». ;I0»0 ix-r w**li Double wUh bath. tn^O .ad »21.00 per 
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was "The Marriage Market/ In 1914. 
Ills popularity increased with "Ram- 
bler Rose" and "Sybil," the latter In 
1919, starring Julia Sanderson, Jo- 
seph Cawthorn and Donald Brian. 
With Frits Krelsler he wrote the 
music of "Apple Blossoms," present- 
ed at the Globe Theatre in 1919. At 
the same theatre his last worlc, "The 
Lov<) Letter," was recently per- 
formed. Several of his songs caught 
the popular taste, notably "On 
Miami's Shore." He was laid to rest 
at the Woodlawn Cemetery. 


(Of the Better Kind— Within Means of Economical Foihs) 
VnUn the dlrrct MDp«rvinion of the owners. Lorated in the henrt of the city, Joit 

off Itroart%vay, Hnae to all bookloie officefi. principal theatrcH. dcpartaicnt etorcs, 

tnirtioo linen, "L" rond and nubwajr. 

We arc the lurircat inalntalnem of hoDKckeepInx famltthrd apartmcntu iiprcialU- 

Inar to thrutHral folkn. We are on the ground dall>. ThiN aluno InNuroN prompt 

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Sn to 841 Went 45th St. 

Fhooe l.onKecre 8500 

Flneitt type elevator, fireproof bnlld- 
Inir. One, two and three roomn; bnllt- 
tn bath* with NhoncrH. Tiled k'tclirn^ 
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f IS.eO up Weekly. fCS.OO up Alonthly. 

.' 830 Went 43d Street ^ ^ .'* 
Itfooe Hoont 0131 

One. three and four apartments 
«lth ki(«'henetteN. private bath and 
telephone. Lnunual furnlNlilnKH. room 
arrancementN alTordM the atmoNt pri- 
vacy. All nicrht hall attendant. 
Rates $16.00 up Weekly. 


«41-2i: WEST 43d STIIEET 
BKYANT 3012 , 

MR^. HLACK. formerly of Henri Court, 
Is Nov.- in ChATffk of Yandis Ccurt. 

One. three and four room apartments 
ivltb kitchenettes, private iMiths and tele- 
phone. Directly oflTl Times Square. L'n- 
UHuul furnlRliinsA, room arrancemcht af- 
fords every privacy, , 

Rotes. flO.OO up weekly. 


Address All Communications to M. CKAMAN, 

Principal Ottlce— Yandis Court, 241 Weat 43d Street, -New Torte. 

Aoartniepts Can Ue Seen EventnRS. Office in Each Dulldtng. 



Oetween 40th and 47tta Streets One Block West of Broadway 

Three, Four and Ktve-Room Hlirli-riahfi Fumifihed Apartments. 
Strictly ProfcNHionai. 1IK8 OROHtJE lilKtiKL. ftlarr Flione*: Bryant M5«-l 

Phone t Colvmbos 2278-4 1478 


33 Weft 65th St., New York City 

i, I and I rooms. Complete bousekeep- 

las. Phone in every apartment. 



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at Daly's, are all doing good busi- 

One of the best London attrac- 
tions is "Tlie Co-Optimists," now at 
the Prince of Wales's, and run much 
on the same lines as Pelissier's 
"Follies" about 14 years ago. This 
entertainment is made familiar to 
Bnglish audiences by the Pierrot 
summer shows which are a feature 
of English seaside resorts, but is 
unknown in America. The program 
consists of individual items and 
sketches in which all the members 
take part. Melville Gideon, Amer- 
ican, is a member of the company 
and is responsible for practically 
the whole of the music. 

"Angel Face," at the Strand, 
flopped badly and did nothing to 



opecial Rates to the Profession 
KING and JOHN ST8. rii. AU 7(00 

enhance the reputation here of 
either Hairy B. Smith, the writer of 
the book, or Victor Herbert, who 
composed the music. The intention 
is to keep the play in London for 
about a month and then send it 
on the road. 

The prospects of "The Island 
King," at the Adelphia, are not too 
promisinp, although the strong per- 
sonality of W. H. Berry will pull it 
through. Business has taken an up- 
ward curve, but the present dis- 
turbed political atmosphere, and the 
prospect of an almost immediate 
general election will give the* enter- 
tainment and music business a tem- 
porary setback. 

Felix Bernard, co-author of "Dar- 
danella," has begun another court 
battle against the publishers of the 
song, naming ^'red Fisher, indi- 
vidually and as a corporation, de- 
fendant. This action is filed in the 

Phone: Loncuere 0141— Bryant 429S < - 


Geo. P. Schneider, Prop. 



323-325 West 43rd Street NEW YORK CITY 

Private Bath. 3-4 Rooiua, CnterinR to the eoaifort aad conTenlence of 

the iirofeaalon. 



255 W. 51st Street 

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Fireproof huildlricM of the newest type, haTlnj crcry device and conxt Jcnce. 
ApnrtmriitN arc beautifully arrnni;rd, and conhiNt of t. S and 4 roonm, i\i ii kitrhea 
aud kitcyenrtte. tiled bath and phone. tn.OO Ip Weekly. 
Addr«»a all communications to Chariea Tencnhanm, IrTlpgtoD Ilall. 


^ . REN DWORETT. Manafer 

Ill Conreniencea. VecMnclea Nov* Open. 

207 W. 40th St Off B'way 

Phone: BRYANT 1177-8 

Brooklyn Supreme Court through 
Frederick E. Goldsmith. It differs 
from the suit '.jegun in the New 
York Supreme Court (discontinued 
during trial because o' difllciilty In 
obtaining certain witnesses) in that 
a jury trial is aimed for. The action 
is for an accounting of royalties and 
)30,000 damages. Fisher is at pres- 
ent trying to collect on a $1,000 bond 
posfed by Bernard on a temporary 
injunction. Bernard is appealing 
from the paym>.nt. Argument on 
appeal is scheduled in two weeks 
around. _ 

Election week has been selected 
as "No LTse Crying" week by the 
Keith. Loew and Fox circuits and 
the Stanley chain of theatres; also 
by many leading orchestras, in- 
cluding Vincent Lopez, Paul Specht, 
Mai Hallett and orchestras of like 

Paul Specht announces he is still 
represented at the Hotel Astor. New 
York, where a dance combination 
under his management is playing 
daily. The liotel Astor roof has 
closed for the winter season. That 
part of the hotel is open during the 
summer months only. 

financial reward were in vain until 
last week, when Circuit Judge Hall 
in St. Louis decided that Dixon & 
Lane, publishers, should not retain 
all the profits from the song. Per- 
ricone wrote the ballad in Decem- 
ber, 1920. Two months later Dixon 
& Lane placed it on sale and the 
mechanical rights w^ere sold. Per- 
ricone received nothing and filed 
suit on a contract by which he was 
to get one-half cent on each copy 
and 50 per cent, on fnechanical right 
salt. Harold Dixon, of the film, tes- 
tified he, and not Pcrricone, had 
written the song, but the plaint^ 
produced the original manuscript. 
Dixon then said the song had been 
a failure, and there was no profit. 
Judge Hall remembered the tunc and 
that he had it at home on his vlc- 
trola, so ho was certain it had met 
with some success. He appointed 
John Menown as referee in the case 
to determine what Pcrricone has 
coming. Not knowing the amount 
the referee will allQW or the assets 
of the publishing house. Pcrricone 
conti/iues his occupation as a shoe- 
worker, believing that "a bird in 
the hand, etc." 

The 111.306.76 net estate left by 
Mme. Augusta Ohrstrom Renard, 
former opera singer and for 20 years 
an instructor In volee, who died No- 
vember 4. 1921, win yield 163.06 in 
inheritance taxes to the State, ac- 
cording to an order signed by Sur- , 
rogate Foley, of New York, direct^ 
ing the administrator to pay such > 
sum to the offlcc of the State Tax* 

The gross value of the estate left 
by Mme. Renard amounted to $14,- 
103.75, and this consisted of equity 
in premises at 118 West 76th street. 
New York, $11,544; cash on deposit 
with Colonial Tru.^t, $703.03; sundry 
claims for vocal lessons, $431.97] 
promissory note made by . United 
Vending Co., $1,100; claim against 
Trlppo Co., bankrupt.s, $430; com- 
position of 20 per cent. Laving been , 
offered, $86, and In securities, 

Frederick Arthur Renard, son by 
first marriage, of 118 West 76th 
street. New York, because of her ." 
failure to leave a will and because 4. 
she failed to leave enough person- • 
alty to cover the debts of the estate, 
is sole heir to her net property. ; 

Fred O. Renard, husband by sec- '' 
ond marriage, residing at 118 West 
76th street. New York, is adminis- 
trator of the estate. 

Mme. Renard. who died mt the . 
Post Graduate Hospital after an 
operation, was born in Sweden In 
1856. She began her musical career , 
when she was 16, under the instruc- 
tion of A. Berg, with whom Jonny 
Lind studied at Stockholm. 


One Moment West 
of Broadway at 
41st Street 

The RcndciTODM of the Leadlnf Uchte «f TJteratare aad the 8tace. 
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"Ace," the leading critic of Kansas 
City, writing recently in the "Jour- 
nal-Post" of that town, said: 

Do you know what gives vaude- 
ville actors more courage and con- 
fidence than anything else in the 

It's the attitude of the orchestra 
leader. Does he smile up at them? 
Does he work away for them as 
If he were part of the act? Does 
he lend all he's got to the success 
of the few minutes? Does he 
keep up that smile that says: 
"You're doing fine — keep it up"? 

Louis Charninsky, Pantages 

leader, is that sort of leader. He 

holds his head high, his smile a 

big, broad sign of encouragement. 

Actors appreciate him. 

John Heinzman, representing the 
Stark & Cowan Music Publishing 
Co., arrived in San Francisco last 
week and will open a branch office 
for his company. Heinzman will 
remain in charge. 

Francis, Day &. HunY^are pub- 
lishing in England "Humait Hearts," 
the song written around the Uni- 
versal picture of that name and re- 
leased in conjunction with the film. 

Sherman. Clay & Co., the coast 
puhllfihers, will shortly open a Chi- 
cago office with Ford Rush in 
charge. Mr. Rush has been ap- 
pointed by Richard J. Power.s, east- 
ern representative of the western 

Ed Bloedon is with Goodman & 

Chris Pender, songwriter find 
actor, and Ray Klages, songsmith 
and "co-author of "Early in the 
Morning," which Berlin, Inc.. is pub- 
lishing, are involved in a collabora- 
tion difference that may reach the 
courts. Pender has retained Abner 
Greenberg to protect his Interest, 
claiming he collaborated with 
Klages on "I've Got the Early 
in the Morning Blues" in January, 
1922. He allogr^i that the Berlin 
song is -partly his effort and wants 
a royalty interest. Klages' name 
and that of Ray Brown ar** the only 
ones credited for n thorshJp, 

Clarence Gaskill's two-yeur con- 
tract with Witmarks' has expired. 
It is reported he may go into the 
music publishing business for him- 
self, with backing afisured, although 
GasklH is considering oflTers from 
Other publishing houses for his ex- 
clusive services. While with the 
Witmarks some of Gaskill's hits 
were "I've the Blues for My Old 
Kentucky Home," "Who'll Take the 
Place of Mary?" 'I Lovo You Just 
the Same, Sweet Adeline," and Gas- 
kill's current number, "Waltzing the 


Lawrence Pcrricone, a Khoework^T. 
is the writ»'r of "Call Me Back. Pal 
of Mine, ' but his efforts to obtain 

An accounting of the estate left by 
Victor Jacobi, composer of many 
musical comedies and light operas, 
who died Dec. 10, made by Thomas 
Y. Smith, Public Administrator, and 
filed last week in the Surrogates' 
Court, New York, shows as follows: 

That the decedent, a citizen of 
Hungary, after a brief illnews, with- 
out leaving a will, died at the Lenox 
Hospital, leaving a brother, half- 
brother and two sisters, all residing 
in Hungary, who are entitled to 
■hare equally in his property. The 
heirs are Oliver Jacobi of 12 Joseph 
Terrace, Bruno Balogh de Eors of 
49 Nagy Janos street, Elizabeth Pon- 
gracz of 53 Retek street, all of Buda- 
pest, and Livia Leopold of Szegs- 


In hia accounting Mr. Smith, as 
administrator, charges himself with 
$4,122.74, representing all cash, 
which came into his hands. Against 
the sum he credits himself with $2,- 
434.15 for funeral, administrator and 
creditors, which left a balance of 
11,688.59. This he is holding for 
further distribution, subject, how- 
ever, to an order of the court. 

A preliminary hearing for the 
signing of the decree will come up 
before Surrogate Cohalan on Oct. 14. 

Mr. Jacobi, who was 37 years old, 
a native of Budapest, and had al- 
ready taken out his first papers to 
become an American citizen, com- 
ploted his first operetta. "The Proud 
Prlnces.«». ' the year that he attained 
his majorky. Then followed "The 
Brave Hussar," "Yes or No," "The 
Rose and the Thorn," "The Queen's 
Gown" and "Johnny," all successfully 
produced abroad but not brought to 
this country. 

His first score to be heard here 

Maceo Pinkard, colored aong- 
wrlter and author of "Stuttering,'* 
which the Broadway Music Corp. la 
publishing, has refused to abide by 
an arbitration agreement handed 
down by E. C. Milla of the Music 
Publishers' Protective Association. 
Pinkard has retained Abner Green- 
berg as counsel io protect hia in- 
terests in the aong. The difference 
involve a aong which Pinkard 
wrote and placed with Shapiro, 
Bernstein Sc Co. two yeara ago. 
The verse melody ot^ the latter 
song is alleged similar to the chonu 
of 'Stuttering," Pinkard having re- 
worked hia own melody into another 
song. Mr. Mills held that because of 
Pinkard's careless practice, which 
might have precipitated expensive 
litigation between, both publiahera 
had iMth songs been marketed sim- 
ultaneously unbeknown to each 
other, the writer muat aurrender 
one-half of hia royalties from 
"Stuttering" to Shapiro-Bernstein 
& Co. 

Phil Ponce of the music firm 
bearing his name has circularized 
the trade that he is the sole pub- / 
Usher of the official aong to "Th« 
Old Homestead." by Milt Hageti, 
written around the Paramount pic- : 
ture of that name. Another aong 
of that name haa made ita appear- 

Oct. 25 waa set for the next 
conference between publishers and 
radio companies' repreaentativea to 
dlacusa a meana whereby the 
American Society Of Composera, 
Authors and Publishera may be re*- 
imbursed for licensing the radio 
people to broadcast copyrighted 
music for profit. _. ,.-i- 

Clydo Doerr'a orcflestra, now ful- 
fUling a six months' stay at the 
Congresa Hotel, Chicago, diaciaimp 
any connection with Paul White- 
man. Mr. Doerr states Whlteman 
never was concerned in the Club 
Royal's dance arrangementa for 
Victor recordings. 

While Harry Von Tilzer Is vaude- 
viUlng Ted Barron will assume 
charge of the business direction of 
the Harry Von Tllzer music publish- 
ing, with Jack Golgau aa the pro- 
fessional manager. Mr. Von Tllzer 
completed hia catalog for the cur- 
rent season before accepting the 
vaudeville engagements. 

The U. S. Circuit Court of Appeala 
granted Perry Bradford a atay of 
the injunction which the Ted 
Browne Music Co. secured against 
the colored music publisher arl.slng 
from the song, "Hfe May Be Your 
Man But He Comes to See Me 
Sometimes." It means Bradford can 
contlnu«j publi.Mhing the song and 
colketlng n)eclianlral royalties up 
to the urtuai trial of the issues. 
Bradford has posted a $15,000 bond 

The action arose through Lem«iel 
Fowler, Its author, placing it with 
the Browne company and later with 
Bradford. Bradford, Bradford and 



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Friday, November 3, 1922 






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ARTHUR KLEIN, General Manager 

233 We»t 45th Street, NEW YORK CITY 

Williams, all colored sonifwritera. at 
the time of the injunction motion 
were incarcerated In the Tombs in 
default of $5,000 bail each for per- 
jury and conspiracy. Abner Green- 
berg, acting for Bradford, .eecured 
the injunction stay. 

AMALGAMATED Marcus Loew's 

Edward B. Marks has begun a 
suit in equity in the Federal Dis- 
trict Court against Leo Feist. Inc.. 
alleging "Swahee River Moon." by 
H- Pitman Clarice, published by 
Feist, is m copyright infringement 
on Paul Lincke's "Hochzeitsreigen" 
(Wedding Dance Waltzes), copy- 
righted by Apollo-Verlag of Berlin 
in 1905 and assigned <n 1907 to 
Stem &, Co., which busiJie.^s' Marks 
acquired two years ago. The plain- 
tiff alleges he has been damaged 
$25,000 and wants a permanent In- 
junction to restrain the further 
publication of "Swaneo River 
Moon." also an accounting of the 
profits. Incidentally it is disclosed 
that Marks bought out the Joe Stern 
catalog for ' $10,000 and other valu- 
able con.siderations." Stern retired 
in 1920 after being a publisher since 
1894. Marks was his silent partner. 

Henry W^aterson's "Brainstorm," 
gelding, has been cleaning up at the 
Jamaica and Belmont tracks the 
past few weeks. It Is estimated the 
music publisher's nag copped $J5,000 
in purses alone within a period of a 
month, including two purses at 
tS.OOO and one at $5,000. Of the 
music man's stable of 10 horses, the 
gelding has proven the surprise, 
coming to the fore from a 15-1 shot, 
through 8-1 to 3-1. its last odds. 
Mr. Waterson's disk venture, the 
•Cameo RecortVCorp., of which he is 
president. Is expanding to the extent 
the company took over the Bruns- 
wick Arm's Jersey City, N. J., plant 
in addition to the two Connecticut 
factories. It is independent of the 
Wator.son, Berlin 6c Snyder Co., be- 
ing engaged in marketing a 50 cent 
phonograph record. 

Of the 8.000 phonograph dealers 
circularized by the Music Publish- 
ers' Protective Association. Sept. 27- 
28, 525 replies have been received. 
Of these, 47 per cent, are handling 
sheet music in conjunction with the 
sales of records and rolls, 26 per 
cent, do not handle, but would be 
interested, and 17 per cent, are not 
interested. Five per cent, are un- 
decided. This is a campaign origi- 
nated by E. C. Mills to boost sheet 
music sales. 


' 1441 Broadway, New YorK / 

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New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore 

and intermediate towns 




By an arranRement between Je- 
rome II. Hemick & Co. and Irving 
Berlin, Inc., the latter will exploit 
•You Tell Her— I Stutter," by Billy 
Rose and Cliff Friend. Although 
Remick pr.nted professional copies 
of the soui:, th<lr current catalog 
prohibited a( live "plugginK," an ar- 
rangenunt enMnnK whereby Berlin, 
Inc., is iu)W hiMulling it. 







acquirement of the Russian tune, 
"Sonja," termed another "Eill Eill." 

Harold C. Berg, professionally 
Harold Chamberlain. Detroit song- 
writer, will leave for I^s Angeles 
shortly. He will establish a branch 
office of the Chamberlain Music Co. 


(Cortlnued fr'^m ra r^^ I'D 
fering from a severe attack of in- 

The Witmark publicity manager 
has gotten out several novel minia- 
ture reproductions of Witmark 
"regular copy" editions for ex- 
ploitation purposes. 

John Jacobson, retired creamery 
man, returned to New York last 
Monday afttr a trip around the 
world. lie was met by his wife 
and daughter (Mrs. Frank Clark- 
Flo Jacobsori). Mrs. Jacobson with 
her sister, Mrs. L. Wright and Mrs. 
Clark, left Chicago by motor to 
greet the jeturning traveller in the 

"The Lady in Ermine" music 
.score is being handled by "Harms, 
Inc., although the Tama Music Co. 
(the Shubert publishing company) 
had the original rights. 

Vesta Tilley (Lady de Frcece) Is 
still suffering froirt the injuries she 
recently received while motoring up 
from her husband's Parliamentary 
constituency at Ashton-under-Lyne. 
Sir Walter, whose injuries were not 
serious, is up and about again. 

"Sweet Seventeen," which Otto 
Motzan authored aT\d puhli.shcd. has 
been taken over by Jack Mills, Inc. 

George Sheffield, formerly record- 
ing director of the Aeolian Co., ha.'i 
connected with the E. B. Marks Mu 
sic Co. as mechanical manager. 

The Marks company announces it; 



325 V/ kit 39 S*. NEW YOnK. 

Joseph Herbert, author of the 
lyrics of "Honeydew." the l';fralm 
Zinibalist show, assigned a ten per 
cent, in his royalties In Fcbruarj*, 
1020, to Dave Lewis. The latter 
sued to recover his share from 
Jerome H. Remick & Co., the pub- 
lishers of tho music, and la.«t week 
was awarded }264.44 for hla inter- 


For '-> nnrt O" 8fai;e. 





No. 15 

Opp. I^yccu.. *.. . iv. i^^l. llruadway 

(•nd Cth Ave. 

Fponftom of Fiiort Vamp ^hn** 

Willi.Tni H. Raskin, staff writer of 
l-'red Fisher, Inc., i.s back in New 
York after several months on tho turning out comedy ideas for 
Fox P'llms. 

W.alter T''>wiird, dramatist and 
act(«i-m;ni.' .*r, died in London, Oct. 
6. .;ft r a f< vero operation. He was 
56 yo.trs oUI and had held his grip 
on the public both in the provinces 
and in London for over L'6 years. 
His plays were all melodramas of 
the milit.ary order and were located 
in mythical countries. His first 
' play was "The Woarint» of the 
(Jrccn," which is still running. Ho 
became th*» Lyceum author when 
the Melvilles began their career 
thrre and among the most popular 
of hi.s dramas produced in London 
were "Her I^ove Against tlie World," 
"The Midnight Wedding," "The 
rrinro nnd the Beggar M.iid," "The 
Story of the Rosary," and "Seven 
Days Leave." The latter ran for 
over f)00 nights. During his life- 
time he has served l6 years as a 
soldier, been a sailor, a lighterman 
and a cowboy. 




1580 Broadway New York City 

Archibald Haddon of the "Daily 
KxprcH.s," one of the best known 
dramatic critics in London, was 
badly injured some time ago while 
nH)toriiig to witness the premiere 
of Mrs. Patrick Campbell's produc- 
tion of Voodoo" at Blackpool. He 


Facf LiMint 
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GenereJ Elxecutive Offices 

^ 160 West 48th Street 
New York 


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Generofl Manager 


Masonic Temple Building 




1547 Broadway, New York 

Bryant 6060-6061 GAIETY THEATRE BLOQ. 

AltTISTM: — The best way to know what we have to offer la to come rlsbt to uur 
offlcftH nnd look ua over and talk tlilnga over with oar Mr. Markaa or Mr. Fisher. 

has at last been able to leave the 
Chester Infirmary, but some time 
must claiiee before it is decided 
whether further oporations are 

Colette O'Neil, tho youngest ' 
daughter of the Earl of Annesley, ! 
has Joined the Plymouth repertory I 
company, opening In "John Olayde's 
FTonor." She did much work in tho 
West End. notably in a revival of 
"L'enfant Prodigue" and the pro- 
duction of "Abraham Lincoln." 

Although generally looked upon 
as a dramatist of the full-blooded 
scnpational type, Arthur Shirley has 
written several successful comed'es. 
and a new one from his pen entltU^d 
"Here Comes the Bride." will be 
produced at Brixton by B'rederick 
Melville Oct. 23. His previous com- 
edies aro "Mrs. Othello," which was 
produced at Toole's in 1893, with 
Fred Leslie as part author; 'Miss 
Cleonatra" and "The Three Hats." 
Ho has a'so written several comedy I 
sketches for the Ilippodromo and I 
Coliseum. ' 

Tltherage. The book Is by Harold 
Simpson and Morris Harvey, with 
music by Muriel LlUle. 


The sequel to the recent motor 
car accident in which Sir Walter 
and Lady de Freece were Injured, 
was reached when their chauffeur 
was summoned for driving to the 
danger of the public. His speed wa« 
estimated at from 30 to 35 miles an 
hour, and the driver of the car 
which collided with the de Freece 
motor, said It was impossible for 
him to get out of the way. He was 
going at from eight to ten miles an 
hour. Defending counsel paid Lady 
de I'Yeccc was still ill. Sir Walter 
and tho chauffeur, Dolman, gave 
evidence trying to put the blame on 
the other mnn. In the end Dolman 
was fined £10, ten guineas cost, and 
his license was ordered to be ea« 
dorsed. ' * ■ . 

The cast for "The Nine o'Clork 
Revue," which .T. L. Davieg prolucoa 
at the liUtle Oct. 25. inc'udej Bea- 
trice Llllie. Irene Browne, Mlmi 
Crawford. Helen Belframo, At^orris 
Harvey, Bobbie Blythe. riifford 
Cobb and IT. Tripp Kd'.ir. Strtfrimr 
by Arthur Weip:r>ll; produeiion, I>lnn 

in Harris (Trevor and Harris) 
has undergone a serious operation, 
but is progressing favorably. Her 
illnosa compelled the uct to cancel 
it.s Alhambra and Coliseum dates. 
They will not bo seen again until 
the end of November, when they 
will appear in the new "Revel" a' 
the Grafton Galleries. 






225 W. 46tli ST. ^'^^^r ^' l"l NEW YORK 




S.jtidwichcd in bt-uvcen visits of 
lli'st-cla.s.s mu.sical plays and the 
prodnr.tion vf llor.d melodrama An- 
drew M ylvilU is about to run a 
.serif -I of West l-^nd "atar'L <1> inif 
niii-iners nt the Grand, Briyhtonl 
.\rrai)^:ements have aheady been 
ni.nlr for tho npiiearance of May 
l'aifr»> <Mi-.''. \V'eedon GroFsmithV 


21» \\ XRlh St N 1 
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Scn<' f(>i r«Mlfrn> 

Friday, November 3, 1922 

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"J. c". 



In "The Night of the Party,** Sey- 
mour HIckB, and Phyllis Nellson- 
Terry. Future events rest on 
■whether the public supports the 
management or not. The next big 
melodrama production will be a 
stage version of "The Auction of 

The dramatic library of the late 
George R. Sims, as well a.s his other 
books and collections of criminal 
relics, are to be sold. There are in 
existence several unproduced plays 
and melodramas by the author, as 
well as a musical play written In 
collaboration With the late Cecil 
Raleigh, who for many years acted 
as a sort of "stock" playwright to 
Drury Lane. 

Ellen Terry is to unveil a memo- 
rial to Mrs. Siddons, which is be- 
ing erected on the house the famous 
tragedienne occupied in Bath. She 
will be accompanied by Sir Squire 

The seaiton's program of the In- 
corporated Stage Society consists 
of live productions. The first of 
these, a new play by G. K. Munj-o, 
entitled "The Rumor." takes place 
Nov. 28; the second Js a new com- 
edy by Georges Duhamel, which will 

be followed by an English version 
of Ernst Toller's "Die Machinen- 
sturmer," which will probably be 
known as "The Machine Wreckers." 
The other two productions are not 
yet fixed. 

Charles Slegrist Ducos, who died 
here at the age of 61, was for over 
20 years a well known Continental 
circus proprietor. He was the 
father of Noni, of the well-known 
vaudeville act, Noni and Partner. 


At the conclu.sion of his short 
vaudeville tour • ith Jack Buchanan, 
Leslie Furber Joins the cast of 
"Snap" at the Vaudeville, in place 
of A. W. Baskcomb, who ha# to 
leave for pantomime. 

One of the big features In the 
forthcoming Hippodrome production 
will be a lake of real water, for 
which the management requires 60 
girls who need not have stage ex- 
perience but must possess beautv 
and be good swimmers anJ divers. 
When the Hippodrome a* as orig- 
inally opened, aquatic spectacles 
were the big thing in thf program 
and were generally framed in melo- 
dramatic stories. The priM.^iit stalls 
are built over the old areni, whirh 


8AM H. HARRIS Attractions 


WEST 45MI ST. EvM. 1:15. Matl. W«4. aii^ Sat. 


Stagwliby llASKAUn SHOnT. 
WITH A cmiCAT C.%HT ! 

T' HARRIS 'S *" *• 

Even., 1:16. 
fttn. W«d.-.Sat., 2:16. 
— L.4ST WEEK — 



DCPfTRIIP 42<lSt.. W.>>«^wajr. 

tv£«JrUDL«tV^ BVBNINOS at 8:30. 

Iklata. Wedneaday and Saturday. t:it 



With atn All-Star Cast 


li'way * 4«th St. Ev». 1:30. 
Mats. Wed. Jb S«t.. ».30. 




••8K.\80N'S BE8T PLAY."— Trlbnne 

1 I I JL IL Mats. Wed. Jk i^t 3:30. 
JOHN aOLDBN Preaenta • . 




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CADI PADDHII Th^otrr. 7th Ave., 

CAnL l/AnnULLat Firtirth 8ti^«t. 

Uvea. 8:30 


Matw. TliurB. & .Sat.. 2:30. 



with a 








BELASCO ^^''"'^ <4th St. Evs. 8:30. 
•^^^^'^^^ Mat*. Thura. & Sat. 2:30. 



A .N«« Chartctei 8tu<l> bi A.NDItK PIC'ARD. 


West 4Stb St Ets.- at 8:30. 
Mmt. Tbur*. and SaI:. 3:30. 




WAlUnUDDII T VV. 48th St. Evps. 8:30.. 
VAnUi:nDII.I Mata. Wed. & Sat. 2:30 


.' The 



/•— 8ELWTN THEATRE. W. 42d St.— 


a new comedy 


Oy Monugu* Glaas A Juiea EckfM Goodman. 
Prlcea: Eva. 12.60. Mata Wed. & Sat. 

New Amatmrdam Thratrc — W. 42d 8tree< 
WEDNESDAY. R«r Matinee SAT. 

A National Institution 

Ziegf eld 

Knickerbocker J.'.SVI.J's';: 

"A Real Blueblootf Amon« Show*." — Tribune 



MATS. THURS. & SAT. 2:30. 


New Play Produced by the Selwyns 



W>.st 45th St. Eva. 8:30 
Mats. Wed. & .Sat. 2:30 
•AN AB80LLTELY HAKE HET.'"— Alan Dale. 





Evs. 8:20. Mat«. Thurs. & Sat.. 2|20. 


AND CO.. Tnrludint,' nKl'( E MrR.4E n 

AUTHUir UKHiMA.NS New «oniod.v. 

The Awful Truth 

Pi TIMPF T H E A • R E, 

l-j*-« * Il^V*I-« u K.S- 41'.: .-TItKET. 

^ ~ Kvs 8::tr. l^t.j. WPrt *• f<'.t , 2:10. 

A. H WOODS I'rennitw 



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m\n.\«;kmknt (fiAiti.Ks r>n T,iN«:»i.\M 


MAT. DAILY, 2:15; EVB6., 8:15 

WILLIAM VOX I*rrseiil« 



T^Mt K IJAII.Y — ;:.!0 AND » ; 




Direction MESSRS. 8HUBERT Winter Garden, New York, IndeFmite 




Johnson and Godfrey 

Formerly Johnson and Dean. The Black Caruso. 

pa:stomimic fishino novelty 











could be flooded at will. Consider- 
ing the smallnesd of the Illppod.-onie 
stage, it is inconceivable how the 
producer will stage his bi.; water 
scene without the sacriflce of some 
of his seating capacity. 

Amateur actors are often accused 
of taking the bread from the mouths 
of professional players. Now. for 
the first time in theatrical history, 
amateurs are coming to the aid of 
their professional brethren. In the 
forthcoming* special performance of 
W. Somerset Maugham's play, "The 
Noble Spaniard." on behalf of the 
Actors' Benevolent Fund, the cast 
will consist of members of th^ lead- 
ing aihateur societies, the Strolling 
Players, the Canterbury Old Stager? 
and the Windsor Strollers. Many 
well-known players have in times 
gone by been recruited from these 

Formed during the war, the com- 
pany is said to have been very suc- 
cessful on the Continent. 

"Sinners," a play by Laurence 
Cowen, has beeu acquired by Milton 
Rosmer and Irene Rooke, who will 
produce it in the provinces. The 
title and variants of it have been 
used on several iirovious occasions. 

A party of millionaires and other 
Influential people are arranging to 
bring the Wilna Yiddish Players to 
London. The names of those In- 
terested include Sir Alfred Mond. 
Israel Zangwill and J. T. Orein. 

The new Baroness Orczy drama, 
•Leatherface," is apparently no 
more successful than l\er previous 
one, "The Legion of Honor." 
"Leatherface" was produced at 
Portsmouth, came to suburban Lon- 
don for one week and flnished. 
Members of the company sny their 
short engagement was an uncom- 
fortable one owing to the swoUen- 
headednesB of some of their com- 
rades. The piece may be produced, 
but, if so, it will be rewritten. 

The much written of play, "King 
Arthur." by Laurence Binyon, will 
be produced at the "Old Vic" In 
March. This will be by arrange- 
ment with Sir John Martin Harvey, 
who has on several occasions an- 


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Fourth Annual Production 

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A Cycle of Smilei and Thrillii 

Direction: JACK GARDNER 


World's Greatest Dancin^^ Skatert; o 

on tour with Damey Qarard'a T«wn Talk. 
Miaa Fontninv'a beautiful oriental danc« 
la one of thff featured hlta o( the revu*. 

— All Pnpem, 

John Keefe 



nounred his intention of produclnif 
the play at one theatre or another. 

"The Bat" flniflhes Its ]ont^rJn at 
the 8t. James* Nov. 4. "The Beat- 
ing on the Door," a new play bjr 
Austin Page, will be produced Nov. 
6 or 7, with Arthur Wonthcr and 
Doris Lloyd in the leading parts. 
AuBtin Page was ths author of 
"Pigeon Post.'' one of the most 
popular war plays seen in London. 



It would seem that a now interest 
had been attracted to the Belasco 
with the advent of the Gertrude 
Hoffman unit, current. The show 
received unstinted praise from the 
local critics and a corresponding 
Jump took place ..t the box-otnc« 
advance sale. * , ^ 

The Shubert-Garrick has another 
new play in "The Man on the Bal- 
cony," with Cyril Scott featured. 
Reviewed elHewhere in this issue. 
Otis Skinner in "Mister Antonio^'- 
noxt week. 

Co«mo8: Four QueenH and a 
Joker; 30 Pink Tocr; McMahon and 
Adelaide; Walter Kaufman; Kelly 
und Wise; Tom McRao, and "Model 
Messenger." ... 

Picture houses: Columbia, "When 
Knighthood Was in Flower" (2d 
week): Kialto. "Rags to Riches"; 
Palacp, "The Ghost Breaker"; Met- 
ropolitan, "The Masquerader." 

The President stock ha.s "Turn to 
the Right" "Smilin' Through" next. 


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Friday, November 8, 1922 ^ 


KIton Thoma», directed by 
aud pbotoKraphy by Arthur 

0tory by 
Allan Dwan 

Blcbard the IJon-llvarted. .Wallace Berry 

Prlnc«» .lohn Sam <1p CJrasae 

Lady Mariun Kitzwaller Unid Donnett 

tSir Uuy of (iiHhourne I'aul Dickey 

The High Sheriff of Noltln«ham 

William Lowery 

The King's Jeater Koy Cuulttoii 

Lady Marian's Hervlnir Woman 

Billie Bennett 

Henchmen to Princ« John 

Merrill McCormIck 

Wilson H.-nKC 

Prlar Tuck Wlllar*! l.ouls 

Little John Alan U«ic 

Will Scarlett Maine O.-ary 

Alan-a-Dale Lloyd Talman 

The Earl of Huntingdon, after Rob.n 

Hood L>ouglas Tali banks 

Scenario Editor liotta Wood.t 

6upervlMinj{ Art Director. .Wilfred HuokUnl 

Art Directors Kdward M. I^anglcy 

Irvln J. Martin 

Costumes Designed by 1.«l»en 

Research Director .-I>r Arthur Woods 

Technical Director Robert Kalrbanks 

Film Assembly by William Nolan 

Archery, and when knights were 
bold while vlUians were cold, and 
that is "Robin Hood*' at the Lyric, 
where It opened Oct. JO, plus the 
tremendousness of Its settings, a 
slow first part and a fast second 
half, appearing more so by contrast, 
and plus Douglas Fairbanks, who is 
a fetching picture himself and more 
aaas Robin Hood, besides a splendid 
cast and the most admirable of 

•'Robin Hood" is a great produc- 
tion but not a great picture. It's 
* good picture and just misses being 
great through that slow long open- 
ing, in the days of Richard of the 
Liion-Heart and his first crusade. 
But it's good enough to draw at $2 
and when "Robin Hood" reaches the 
picture houses, they will mob it. 

Archery may be new or old to the 
screen, who cares? And the archery, 
trick or otherwise, of this picture, 
who cares how it's done? But tlie 
prettiness of the sets of Robin 
Hood's lair in the Sherwood Forrest, 
the picturesqueness of his band of 
outlaws who were for their King and 
af?anist his villianous brother, Prince 
John; the breadth of the settings 
throughout, the stunts by Fairbanks 
When he got going, and when he gets 
iTOing. how he can go; the superb 
supporting cast, that castle, that 
drawbridge, that banquet room, that 
convent, that long stretch of every- 
thing and that lovely photography 
Wbich brought all so close nearly 
all of the time and glimpsed it often 
enough to let you see the massive- 
ness meanwhile, with that likeable 
Robin Hood right in the centre — 
that's -Robin Hi)od" and why it is 
a good picture. It holds you tense 
in the 'Robin Hood" portion and 


Warning and notice is 
hereby given to all whom 
it may concern, that Uni- 
versal Film Exchanges, 
Inc., is advertising and 
distributing a motion pic- 
ture under the title of ''In 
the Days of Buffalo Bill/' 
"which said picture is in- 
fringement of and in un- 
fair competition with the 
genuine and original 
''Buffalo Biir pictures, 
owned exclusively by the 
undersigned company, of 
which Col. Wm. F. Cody 
was a director and vice- 
president up to the time 
of his death. All parties 
advertising or exhibiting 
said infringing picture do 
so at their peril and will 
be liable .to the under- 
signed in damages and 
will be held to strict ac- 
countability to the under- 
signed for all incomes and 
profits derived from all 
unlawful exhibition of 
any motion picture using 
the words "BufFalo BilF' 
any part of the title 

lets down badly when it's about 
Richard, for unless Fairbanks is in 
action, he isn't Fairbanks, but all 
film lovers will want to see this 

At the Lyric at the premiere (first 
performance) Monday night the 
audience passed up the first section 
with perfunctory applause, not even 
that, but at the finale of the picture 
they remained to applaud. Somp 
may have known Fairbanks and his 
wife wire back stage. Anyway he 
appeared in person, said he was 
pleased and introduced Miss Pick- 
ford who mentioned her pleasure 
tlirouKh saying "Hobln Hood" was 
I>oup'8 best, then Allen Dwan was 
drapKcd forth and wouldn't remain, 
with others who evidently had been 
in the winss. escaping before they 
could be dragged. 

No distributor or presenter was 
program mentiond. though the pro- 
gram told everything else, 

"Robin Hood" breathes money in 
production and yet the uniniated will 
not believe the sets of this film 
were studio-possible. But they were 
and they are remarkable, perhaps 
almost as much ho a.s the incon- 
sistencies that may be inserted into 
a picture of this magnitude and yet 
pass without Which 
means that it's the effect, not the 
detail in current picture makini;. 

Many minutes could be cut from 
the first part and those lost minutes 
may become valuable time when the 
Fairbanks film reaches the picture 
hou.Hes. The less of the first part, 
the better, though it is absorbing in 
its historical narrative style. 



.William Pox special directed by Harry 
Millard from the story by Paul H. Sloane 
claimed to l>e based on fact. Length about 
six reels. Shown at Astor theatre, N. T.. 
Oct. 80 fer a run. 

David Runny Orauer 

Bben Warren Krech 

Betty r!ibba.....« Jane Thomas 

Harry Adams Harry Hrnham 

The Squire Kdward J>(>nt»on 

His Wife Grace Barton 

working on the plans for another 

In the matter of cast a happy 
selection has been made all around. 
Bunny Grauer is the orphaned boy 
and the performance he gives is a 
wonder. William Fox is going to 
find a real asset in this youngster 
and this picture will undoubtedly 
make him. Warren Krech is the 
carpenter and gave an exceed- 
ingly clever characterisation. Jane 
Thomas as the teacher and Harry 
Benham as the husband, both de- 
livered strong'y, the former having 
the more Important role of the two. 
Kdward Denison played the hard- 
hearted squire, and Grace Barton 
was the wife. 

In photography Joseph Rutten- 
burg has done a wonderful piece of 
work, not alone in the storm and 
flood scenes, but in the double ex- 
posure stuff early in the picture, 
and the lightings were perfect. The 
production as a whole does not look 
as though it cost a mMlion dollars, 
although the flood, w .h the break- 
ing dam and the wiping out of the 
town that was built especially to be 
wrecked, must have been a consid- 
erable item on the cost sheet. 

"The Town That Forgot Ood" 
looks like a sure-ftre picture with 
the ma8.«es, and those that believed 
Harry Millard would not be able to 
follow "Over the Hill" are going to 
be considerably mistltken. for this 
picture appears to be a logical re- 
peat. Fred. 

Damage estimated at $15,000 was 
caused by fire and smoke in the 
Imperial Theatre, a movie house, at 
619 East Broadway. South Boston. 
Friday afternoon. 


Dramatic feature from tha Ooldwyn 
studio. Made from Hennlng Barfer'a play, 
"Th9 DeluRo," (iroduoed on the speaking 
stage by Arthur Hopkins. Film version 
directed by Frank X^loyd. At the Capitol 
Oct. 29. 

Billy Bear... Richard Dix 

Poppy Helena Chadwick 

O'Neill James Kirk wood 

Hwirt John Steppling 

Fraser Ualpb I^wls 

Hharpe • Howard Da vies 

Htratton Will Walling 

Nordlinc William Ortamond 

Typical translation from stage to 
screen in more respects than one. 
As usual, the title was twisted into 
a more hectic label, while the story 
itself was pretty severely censored. 
The title was edited up to make it 
promise more while the play was 
edited down to make it deliver less. 
The object in the former case is to 
make the picture sell better and in 
the latter case to make it censor- 

All of which does not change the 
fact that the work has been skiU- 
tfiily done. For its changed purpose 
the picture is excellent. The bitter 
cynicism of the play is greatly 
modified. There are touches of 
comedy that lighten the gloom, and 
in the end romance triumphs for 
Billy and Popp^; instead of going 
their several ways (Poppy back to 
the streets and Billy to the game of 
financial cut-throat gambling), they 
hie them to the license bureau and 
the wedding bells are in prospect. 

This isn't what the play's author 
meant. Instead of a problem play 
it becomes a romance shining In a 
world of gloom. The difference is 
good business. Its fidelity to life is 
Ic 3. but its appeal to the senti- 
mental picture fans (which means 

.oielllng it to Its new public) is un- 

The screen acting is splendid. The 
wistful beauty of Helene Chadwick 
is enormously effective here and 
has been cunningly employed by a 
shrewd director to furnish the high 
light of the production. Poppy !« 
kept cleverly in the background and 
soft-pedalled most of the time, but 
brief glimpses of her plaintive 
flgur>, done in exquisite misted 
photography, gives the whole pic- 
ture « background of sentimental 

Most of the play's wilder hyster- 
ica have been deleted — such, for in« 
stance, as the marchinn about of tha 
drunken flood prisoners singing-, 
and the business of drinking to 
drown terror is greatly mouifled. 
Nevertheless, the main incidents of 
the play are recorded faithfully. 

As in the stage version, the same 
group of characters are caught in 
a basement saloon in a Mississippi 
cotton town when they, believe the 
levee has burst. They close the 
flood doors when t'..e telephone 
warning comes and prepare to face 
(feath by suffocation. Confronted 
by death, all the hard and cynical 
people soften toward each other and 
a revel in brotherhood and good will 
lasts until they unexpectedly learn 
that the flood hsM gone down. Then 
each returns to Ills own selfish life; 
grudg^. hates and rivalries spring 
up again between business antag- 
onists, and the Golden Rule goes by 
the board. 

The bursting of the levee (as it ' 
Is pictured in the minds of the 
victims) is cleverly reproduced, 
probably with a mot>l, and some 
striking flood scenes (apparently 
cut from various news weeklies) 
give a big effect of reality. Rush. 


thereof, or using for ad- 
vertising of such picture 
the portrait of Col. Wm. 
F. Cody. 

falo Biir) HISTORICAL 

Secretary. | 

For sob stuff this feature appears 
as though William Fox had a suc- 
cessor to "Over the Hill." Perhaps 
it is not quite as sobby as "Over 
the Hill," but with all its sentimental 
stuff it has a terrific storm and 

flood scene, which Harry Millard 
has directed in such a manner as to 
outstrip any storm that has been 
shown on the screen. He even out- 
Grifflths Oriffith's storm in "One 
ExcitinR Night" and tops the one in 
"The Old Homestead." That ^torrn 
Is really the picture. It is built tier 
upon tier and just as it begins to 
become tiresome there is a new 
thrill in it. The picture is short in 
footage as far as running it as a 
special attraction in legitimate the- 
atres is concprned. but built per- 
fpctedly for the picture the:4^res. On 
the opening night in New York it 
ran just a trifle longer than an 
hour and a half and. at that, there 
are aboiit 15 minutes of the epilog 
that might just as well be cut from 
the picture when it hits the regular 
film theatres. 

As far aa Ihe audience Is con- 
cerned, the^story is ended when the 
storm is over and the boy and his 
comp.inion wander away from "The 
Town That Forgot God," and come 
upon another town where all is 
peace and happiness. Whatever e'se 
is tacked on to the picture after 
that time means absolutely nothinp:. 
The orphan boy's troubles are 
ended when he escapes from the 
bondage of adoption and makes his 
way into the world and that is all 
the audience wants to know. 

The scene of action is laid in a 
small town where the local carpen- 
ter Is in love with the school teach- 
er, but she marries a surveyor and 
a year later they have a child. The 
carpenter fashions the cradle for 
the baby and then wanders forth 
into the world with broken heart 
and a mind unbalanced. Within a 
few years the school teacher i^ 
widowed and roturn.s to toaohinc? 
Later she is di.smisscd from thr 
petition because her younerster I' 
the brightest boy in the school an(' 
favoritism i.s charged. She fal's ir 
heaflh and dies and the bpy i' 
adopted bv the sqiiH^ because thr 
adopter Will receive the mojiey fror 
the .<iale of the home of the orphan is the lot of the boy fro-* 
the time that he enters the squire' 
home, although the carpenter wh' 
has returned to tbe scene beoom<> 
hi.s Cham, .ion. The son of tlr 
squire, a boy about the snme ar 
aa the or-T^han. tnt>s his lead's ti'' 
and the adopted one is accused o'" 
the crime, threatened with arrest 
and his fear is so great that h' 
iitt'^rs a prnver that he m.av l"^' 
fakf-n to tli»> Bt'vond to bo with hi 
mnthor. Soomintrlv In .'in'--wer f-- 
the prayer, the storm hroaUs forth 
wi'h terrific fury and the hnratin" 
of the dam prnr-Mcally wmh>s t)i<" 
little town from the map. The boy 
osTnT)ra from the hou«ie and seek'- 
rcftii'o with tho carnenter. The two 
are s<ivo(l. TVen. in .in^'wor to an- 
o^h'^r p»-aver fr«>m tlio little ch.ip 
oulet comes with tl\c d:iwn and the 
two wander .away to now fields. 

Tn the opttnr tbn h>nv in shown 
L'ldwn to manhood's estate and a 
h.oni'-inp' power, who b'^lievea in a 
sniiare don' to tho wor1<in'? man and 
om^')\^'orpfi }>v h\n nionied a'^socl.jte.^- 
^'•*th the ri^ht to n'»"'ot';ite th<- 
noinis of dirforenco with the work- 
ers. TTe is married and In his 
."plondid homo the old carpenter I.s 

Mr. Meighan'g Supporting CoMt In- 
eludes Leairice Joy, Theodore Rob* 
eris, June Elvidge and Eva Novak 




Adolph Ziikor presents 





%eMan WhoSaw%momm 

T XXCpammountQidure ^^ - 

B\f Perle\f Poore Shcc 

han and Frank Condon <^TT has the ideal combination of romance, 

Directed by 
Alfred Creen 

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high society intrigue, adventure, much 
pomp and no end of thrilling circumstance. 
Technical details are flawless." 

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"A highly dramatic story with many 
humorous high-lights.*' ^' 

— N. Y. Telegram 

Friday, November 3, 1922 




paramount pktur« atarrlnf Thomas 
Uaichan. Adapted trom tb« original alory 
Cw Per ley Poort Bhwiuo and Frank Con- 
' San- adapted by Will RItchey and Frank 
f-ondoVT Directed by Alfred E. Oreen. At 
the RivoM week of Oct. 29. 

Tturka Hiimmond ^..Thomas MoiKhan 

CaDt Morgan ITlng Tbcodore Huberts 

wTta Print Leatrlce Joy 

Jim McLeod Albert Roacoe 

Sir Wllliain De Vry Alec Franclw 

i^dy Helen Decne June EIvIiIk*? 

vSnla ....Eva Novak 

l^rry Camden '..Laurence Wheat 

Prof Janaen ^•l®*"' Miltem 

iiiahoD Robert Hrower 

Sitau^ Edward Patrick 

Sj^y^ Jacqueline Dyrls 

Thomas Meighan's last Para- 
mount feature, "Manslaughter," ran 
three weeka at the Rivoll and a 
fourth week at the Rialto. This 
may or may not have caused the 
sadden release of "The Man Who 
gaw Tomorrow." It's a cinch the 
latest won't duplicate, for it is con- 
structed around a story that is in- 
credible and preposterous. 
? The picture has received a pro- 
" duction and cast that deserve a far 
better plot tha: the unconvincing 
•♦Oriental mysticism" theme about 
which the story rotates. 

Mr. Melghan docs splendidly in a 
role chuck full of opportunities for 
all sorts of heroics and meller melo- 
'. dramings. The storv starts oon- 
"' vincingly, but wanders into diffi- 
culties from which it never survives. 
It shows Meighaii as a Lothario, 
with two women seeking to marry 
bim. One is an English noble- 
V woman (June Elvi'ge), the other a 
% mm runner's daughter (Leatrice 
Joy). He is about to become en- 
snared by the former when coming 
'^ under the influence of an authority 
on Oriental mysticism (John Mil- 

The I*rof. goes into a nrrind-con- 
trolling trance, allowing Melghan 
to visualize hla f- are as the hus- 
band of each of the females. As 
the husband of the English woman 
he has a loveless existence, but 
T climbs political heights until he is 
* the Viceroy of India. He has a love 
affair with a Russian Princess whom 
he is tricked into deporting from 
England as Home Secretary. Eva 
Novak was a beautiful, beguiling 
sprccress in the role. 

His dual experience with the 
beach comber's daughter was re- 
plete with thrill and perils after 
marriage. A rival with murderous 
intentions was ever present and 
ever repulsed. This experience in- 
cluded a tr^ on a bootlegging sloop. 
a mutinous crew inspired by the 
thwarted rival and several good 
fight shots. 

The dual idea was carried out by 
jumping from one "vision" to the 
' other so that one reel would show 
*S the hero surrounded by pomp and 
splendor while the other had him 
on a South Kea isle and in the close- 
to-nature environment. The story 
covered more ground than an atlas. 
The "trance" allowed the authors 
mucii latitude, but the entire Illu- 
sion was destroyed by the impo.ssi- 
billty of the construction. To ex- 
pect a modem audience to take the 
. "trance" thing seriously is going 
beyond the reasonable. Every cut 
back to the "trance" scene showing 
Meighan and the mystic slumbering 
was greeted with laughter. 

Despite the weakness of Ihe story 
It is not a bad picture, through the 
excellent cast and the splendid pho- 
tography and production. The 
Durbar scene in India is a colorful 
flash. The picture is crammed with 
-. splendid bits of acting, corking ex- 
teriors, lavish interiors and inter- 
esting situations that were dis- 
counted by the mushy structure of 
the whole story. 

Had the adapters the perception 
to treat the "future ' seeing portions 
as a comedy subject, the picture 
would be accepted in the proper 
ipirit. But the palpable effort to 
, make it credulous defeated its own 
ends HO that the entire film was re- 
ceived as a lirht comedy .subject 
in the face of its obvious efforts to 
H. qualify as melodramatic. 

It will bring no new fans to the 
star and will offset the good reports 
from "Manslaughter." Com. 

Rdpar Moss is managing the 
Pittsburgh Goldwyn exchange, suc- 
ceeding Felix Mendelssohn, now 
supervisor of the territory cm- 
bracing Penn.sylvania and Mary- 



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n'^°^ o''.?''T"*'' P«"oduction presented by 
«. r. fcchulbtrj, with practically all atar 
oast. Adapted by Kve Unaell and Hope 
I^rtnsr from Wilbur Daniel 8t«ele'» priae 
story "Chlng Chlng Chinaman." 

Yen Sin. Lon Chaney 

Sympathy t3ibb«. .Marguerite De 1a Motto 

John Maiden llurrlaon Kord 

Nate Snow John BalnpoUs 

Daniel Olbbs Walter l.oriK 

•MlBter Had Boy" Buddy Meset-nKcr 

Mary IJrent ITiacllla Bonner 

Emtiy Nlckersoo Frances Raymond 

A decidedly grim and morbid tale, 
directed and presented without any 
lighter relieving moments. Deals 
with the conversion of an Oriental 
who is left to die in solitude by his 
Christian fellows after he has 
acknowledged their faith. In a 
sense it is an interesting feature, 
but hardly an attraction that will 
draw big money or prove entertain- 
ing to the average picture theatre 
audience. In its grimness it at 
times approaches Grinith's "Broken 
Blossoms" and were it done with 
as fine u sense of the artistic, it 
would still have to suffer the fate 
of that production as a real box at- 

The unfoldmcnt is draggy and 
ihfe,present film version will have 
to Be edited and cut considerably 
before the feature will ever ap- 
proach a semblence of holding the 
sustained interest of an audience. 
The special showing and the manner 
in which the preliminary heralding 
of the production were handled for 
the tiade, gave it a gbimor and 
dignity worthy of a really worth 
while achievement in filmdom. This 
alone accenuated the disappoint- 
ment the picture proved to be a fea- 
ture of just ordinary weekly release 

"Shadows" h<as its locale in a small 
fishing village. Here the admiral 
of the fishing fleet lives with his 
charming little wife. He Is a brute 
and when he fails to return from a 
cruise after a storm, the widow ac- 
cepts the attentions and Anally weds 
a young minister who has come to 
town. The local banker and owner 
of the drug store, also a suitor, 
while seemingly taking his defeat 
in good grace secretly plans revenge. 
After a year he starts blackmail- 
ing the minister indirectly by letters 
supposedly written by the first hus- 
band of the minister's wife. 

The storm in which he was lost 
also washed up on the shores of the 
little hamlet a Chinaman, who 
opened a l.iundry. The minister tried 
to converf him but failed, although 
he succeeded in making a loyal 
friend of the Oriental. It is the 
Chinaman who finally solves the 
mystery of the blackmail plot and 
on his death bed brings a confes- 
sion from- the offender, making pos- 
sible a happy ending to the troubles 
that beset the minister and his wife. 

Lon Chaney as the Chinaman gave 
a corking performance and success- 
fully withstood the strain of dying 
through about 2,000 feet of film. 
Marguerite De La Motte was the 
leading lady and gave a corking per- 
formance, as did also Harrison Ford 
as the minister. Walter Long, as 
the first husband, and John Sain- 
polls, the unsuccessful suitor, fur- 
nished the heavy element. Both 
gav« faultless performances. Buddy 
Messenger carried a kid part nicely. 

It may have been that Priscilla 
Bonner was the name of the girl 
with a baby in her arms in the 
beach scene after the storm. If it 
was she, then* she is to be con- 
gratulated on a remarkably fine 
piece of screen work in a short 
close-up flash that was given of 

The production Is adequate and 
the lights rather good. Fred. 


A Ray Smallwood production founded An 
Paul M. Potter's mu»lcal comedy. Adapted 
by Garfield Thompson and Peter Milne. 
I^»>nKth, seven reels. Rolcaeed by Amer- 
ican Relea.slne Corp. At the Cameo. New 
York, for a run ejartlng Oct. 2?). 

Ro«.-\lie Anjou Maftha Mansfield 

Tom VauKhan Joseph Striker 

IjOuIs Rousseau H.-irry Harmon 

Jules Riboux Fred T. Jones 

Oltrolette Jane Thomas 

Moozay , Tom Hlake 

Albert Lenoir Maiio CarlHo 

the violin geniuses providing he 
suffers a broken heart, so noting his 
interest in the girl he arranges with 
her to accept a position in the 
Moulin Rouge to dance and earn 
Kufllclent for the boy's tuition. 
When the boy finally discovers what 
the girl has been doing on the night 
that she i« crowned queen of the 
ro.sort he leaves her and wanders 
about the town until his master 
finds him and imports the true 
story. Then a search for the girl 
brings them to the edge of the river, 
with tl^e boy arriving just in time 
to rescue the girl from a watery 

The picture is well handled from 
the point of direction and produc- 
tion. The winding streets of Paris 
have been exceedingly well done, 
and the chase after the girl over 
roof tops and her final battle to-1pa- 
cape are a real thrill. The Moulin 
Rouge scene is also well done with 
the unveiling of the models. 

Martha Mansfield as the "Queen" 
gave a fairly satisfactory perform- 
ance, with the boy played by Joseph 
Striker fully adequate. Jane Thomas 
makes a flashy looking underworld 
queen that registers. Fred. 


Foa release from the story and sciuario 
by Dorothy Yost, directed by Joseph Frar,2, 
sturrlnK Shirley Mason. Lensth, ahurl five 
reel.". Shown at Ix)ew'« New York, N. Y., 
on double feature bill. 

Delia Marvin Shirley Mason 

Karl Stannard Wallace McI>onHld 

Frank Htbbard Landla Stevens 

Austin Hlbbard Wilson Hummel 

A highly improbable story only 
fairly well done. It is a feature 
that with Shirley Mason as the 
name can go along in the small 
houses and interest. It is semi- 
western i nd society, with a murder. 
false accusation and a jail-break as 
its principal features. The early 
part of the picture s'^ows Miss 
Mason in a rather nifty one-piece 
bathing suit doing some fancy div- 
ing and swimming stuff that should 
give some of the lowbrows in the 
small houses a thrill. 

The scene of action is laid in 
the west, with the father of Delia 
Marvin in the power of Frank Hib- 
bard for no reason that is made 
clear. However, he is in need of a 
bankroll and the two call on the 
uncle of Hlbbard, a wealthy** recluse. 
They arrive on the scene just as 
Earl Stannard has had a fight with 
the old man because the latter ha.s 
primmed Stannard's father on a 
cattle deal. In a struggle the old 
man Is knocked cold and the hoy 
goes after water to revise him. 
While ho is gone the nephew, who 
with Marvin has been watching the 
flght, enters the room and steals 
money and securities, but as 
he is about to escape the uncle re- 
vives and the nephew shoot.s him. 
On the return of young Stannard he 
is accused of the crime, but makes 
his escape. 

Hibbard compels Marvin to stand 
by him and keep the real story of 
the crime a secret. Stannard in 
escaping has been wounded, and 
falls from his horse near the Fpot 
where Marvin's daughter is swim- 
ming, and she assists him and hides 
him from his pursuers. On the 
strength of his threats Hibbard 
tries to comjol Marvin to make his 
daughter consent to marriage, and 
the girl, overhearing it, informs her 
father that she is already married 
to Stannard, with the result that 
the father divulges the true story 
of the murder and the young couple 
are clinched for the happy ending. 

It is a commonplace feature but 
the title ought to draw business. 
Mi.sH Ma.son gives a fairly consistent 
perfornianoe, but the unprogrammed 
actor playing her father Js particu- 
larly bad. Landis Stevens as the 
heavy delivered nicely, while the 
lead opposite the star Is capably 
handled by Wallace McDonald. 


In adapting the "Queen of the 
Moulin Rouge ' to the screen consid- 
erable liberty has been taken with 
the original, undoubtedly to make 
the picture censor proof. As a mat- 
ter of fact, there isn't a thing of the 
original story left in the picture. To | 
be sure, the title has been retained 
and the ParLsian locale is also still 
present, but that is about all. How- 
ever, there is a fairly interesting lit- 
tle feature picture worked out ( 
which, with the glamor of the title 
to lure at the box office, should , 
manage to draw some money for 
the exhibitors. 

In the original the heroine and 
hero were the children of royalty 
in neighboring principalities, whose 
parents had betrothed them while 
they were both .students in Paris 
schools. The childreti aii: advi&ed 
that the premiers of their respective 
countries are coming to arrange 
their wedding, and both escape and 
meeting in the Moulin Rouge fall in 
love and bring a happy ending. 

The picture, howevt;r. lias the hero 
a student of the violin in Pari.s; 
the heroine a little country girl who 
comes to Paris to become a dancer 
and falls into the hands of a clique 
ill an Apache dive. In c.«<caplng 
from them she falls Into the studio 
of the violin .student. He is being 
taught by an old master who be- 
lieves that the boy will be one of 


London, Oct. 20. 

Walter West can reasonably claim 
to be the foremost producer of 
British sporting films, and this pro- 
duction is quite up to the standard 
ho has sot. On this occasion boxing 
in.stead of horse racing provides the 
ba.^is of the feature. Ihere is little 
originality in the story or the man- 
ner of its telling, the whole thing 
being merely a vehicle to introduce 
a big fight between a white man and 
a negro at the National Sporting 

Jack Delane, training for his flght 
with Crowfoot, the negro heavy- 
weight champion, accepts an invita- 
tion from Durward Carisbrooke, a 
sporting .s(iuire to train at his coun- 
try place. The squire's sister, 
Claudia, is being wooed by the I)uk< 
of Dorking and retires to the SJime 
place to think things over. The 
aristocratic lady and the fighter 
meet and fall in love. Her aunt, 
however, persuades the fighter to 
give her up. After this Delano be- 
glD.s to lose faith in himself and hlH 
trainers tell Claudia the truth. She 
puts the heart back in to him; he 
fights, wins and gets the girl. 

Slight as the story is, it is further 
h.impered by slowness and a pre- 
ponderance of padding. The acting 
is quite good. Stewart Rome and 
Violet Ilopson are exi client in the 
leading parts and the support is 

Any success "The White Hope" 
gets will come from the sphmdidly 
stage-managed fight and the popu- 
larity of the leading people. 




Los Angeles, Nov. 1. 

Pauline Frederick will return 
here shortly to make a special pro- 
duction sponsored by A. H. Woods. 

Conway Tearle arrived to play 
with I'ola Negri in "Bella Donna." 

her role In the Metro screen version 
of "Peg o' My Heart." 

Roy Del Smith, youthful director 
of Mack Sennett comedies, cele- 
brated his 26th birthday with an 
j old time party at his Hollywood 
home. Among the guests were sev- 
eral members of the Sennett staff. 

Alice Lake has been engaged by 

Allan Dwan is rushing westward 
to take up the megaphone on the 
Lasky lot. 

Corinne Orltflth is a golf nut. 
She motors to the Ranch club 
whenever opportunity permits, and 
either hits the pill or takes a lesson 
from Pro Clarkston. 

Maurice Tourneur is to make a 
series of productions for First Na- 

Jackie Coogan's mother has re- 
turned from the east. 

H. M. Warner, of the Warner 
Bros., has arrived for a business 
conference with the production 
forces here. 

Phyllis Haver, one of the most de- 
lectable bathing beauties tliat ever 
cavorted on the Sennett lot, is soon 
to head her company. Mack Sen- 
nett isn't saying much about the 
nature of Phyllis' starring vehicle 
except to say that it just suits her. 

That Wallace Reid is rapidly im- 
proving in health Is the assertion 
of his wife, professionally Dorothy 
Davenport, who has been nursing 
the pictin-e star since his collapse a 
few days ago. 

Marshall Neilan will go to B:ng« 
land soon to film "Tess of th« 

Hugo Ballin started "Vanity 
Fair" Friday. 


The Talmadges, Norma and Con- 
stance, are due here late in No- 

Lucille Carlisle, leading woman 
for Larry Semon, has been quite ill. 

The much-heralded alienation of 

affection suit of Mr.s. Juanita Cohen 

against Jackie Saunders, fllm star. 

I faded into oblivion when a notice ol- 

dismissal was signed by Mrs 

Cohen'.s attorneys relieving Miss 

< Saunders of the $50,000 action. Na 

[ money was paid by the screen star, 

' and she was cleared of atteraptink 

to steal the valuable affections of 

J. Warde Cohen. 

The Mission . will hereafter play i 
Lloyd comedies. Harry David, man- 
ager, is said to have paid $30,000 
for the rights, outbidding the Sym- 
phony, \. hich previously showed 
Lloyd. I 

Three times did Marvella Leder- 
man forgive her husband, De Rosa 
Ledcrman, flhn director, and thren 
times did she take him back. Each 
time he failed her. 

Laurctte Taylor and her husband, 
author, J. Hartley Manners, left for 
New York. Miss Taylor completed 

Lawrence Welngarted, with Sa- 
cred Films, Inc.. will spend the win- 
ter in New York. He left the other 

Pictures Now Making 

* .: -t-«- 

Box Office History! 

Thoma* H. lnce'» "Skin Deep" ' 

Harry David, Mission Theatre, Loa Angeles, Calif., wiret: 

" 'Skin Deep' is now in Its third week at my theatre. It has 
proved a splendid audience picture with constantly Increasing 

Maurice Tourneur'* ''Lorna Doonc? 

Charles W. Piquit, Caroline Theatre Pinehurat, N. C, toriteai 

" 'Lorna Doone' is a classic, and for fear this statement may 
scare some exhibitors, I want to hasten the remark that it Is a 
classic that will go over, and go over big." 

Guy Bates Post in ''The Masquerader" - 

Henry F. Egcr, Kentucky Theatre, Lexington, Ky., toirea: 

"We played to a splendid business. Every one agreed that the 
screen version was greater than the stage play. Our receipts grew 
bigger daily. One of the outstanding box-ofllce pictures of the year." 

Norma Talmadge in "Smilin* Through** 

Hack Jackson, Strand Theatre, Alexander City, Ala., writes: 

" 'Smllin* Through' made the blggeist hit of any picture ever run 
in my house. No town is too small to run it and make a success." 


Norma Talmadge in "The Eternal Flame" 

C. H. Feltman, Portland, Ore., toiret: 

" 'The Eternal Flame* opened at Liberty Theatre here to wonder- 
ful business. Crowds waited in line every night. Audience pleased 
and newspapers praised picture highly." 

Hope Hampton in "The Light in the DariL" 

J. H. Kunsky, Capitol Theatre, Detroit, Mich., wires: 

"Just closed ajgrreat week with 'The Light in the Dark,' after 
opening to one of the best Sundays In the history of the theatre. 
We held them out every day and closed to a smashing Saturday 
business." - • ♦ 

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Fdday, November 3, 1922 





^'Robin Hood'* and 'Town Forgot God" Started This 
V Week— ''East Is West" Failed to Burn Up the 
Street — Estimates for Last Week 

Broadway Interest in pictures for 
the current week centered on the 
advent of "Robin Hood," the new 
Fairbanks feature which opened at 
the Lyric Monday night. As against 
it William Fox on the same ntght 
presented "The Town That Forgot 
God" at the Astor, the two new ar- 
rivals holding the center of the film 
Stage for the time being, with little 
or no opposition cropping up at the 
regular film theatres. 

This state of affairs was much in 
•vidence last week also, with the 
houses having little to attract, al- 
though it was believed the Con- 
stance Talmadge feature "East Is 
West," at the Strand w-as going to 
burn up the street. This it failed 
to do, with the gross on the week 
at the house only Just topping 

The Capitol had a holdover pic- 
^tnre, the first In many weeks, in 
."The Prisoner of Zenda," which got 
ISI.OOO its first week, and dropped 
$14,000 under that figure for the 
aecond week, getting 137,000. "Clar- 
ence" at the Rialto was also a hold- 
over for the street, moving down 
from the Rlvoli, with the latter hav- 
ing Gloria Swanson in "The Impos- 
0)ble Mrs. Bellew," which was only 
finally passed by the State Censor 
board about hn hour before the time 
that it was due to be shown at the 

At the Criterion It was the first 
week of the three performances 
daily of "Knighthood," with the 
amount that the grross increased, 
Indicating- the extra performance, 
-which Is a "supper show," starting 
at 5 o'clock, was not drawing par- 
ticularly well. The two regular 
performanops are still playing to a 
^urnaway. ' 

Last week saw the passing of 
Pn^Tho Are My Parents?" the re- 
named "A Little Child Shall Lead 
Them," and "Trifling Women," the 
lorme from the Lyric and the lat- 
ter from the Astor. This week 
••Monte Cristo" left the 44th Street, 
and Fox presented "The Village 
Blacksmith" at the house, opening 
last night. 

Another feature scheduled foe a 
Broadway run is the new Richard 
Barthelmess feature, "Fury," a First 
National release. Before arrange- 
ments can be made for an extended 
run of the feature a deal will have 
to be made with the management of 
the Strand and their permission se- 
cured, as that house under its fran- 
chise has the first refusal of the 

In the regular change houses off 
4ft the prerelease route the Cameo 
managed to attract a fair week's 
business with "Grandma's Boy," 
while "The Face In the Fog" played 
its fourth Broadway week at the 
Broadway following Its Rivoli-Rlalto 

/ Astor — "The Town That Forgot 
Ood" (Fox Special). (Seats 1.131. 
Scale: Eves., $1.65 top; mats, $1; 
1st week.) Opened on Monday. 
••'Trifling Women," Metro feature, 
completed third week, getting 
around $6,000. 

Cameo — "Grandma's Boy" (Asso* 
dated Exhibitors-Pathe). Seats 
650. Scale: 55-75.) Fairly good 
week's business for house, getting 
almost $5,000. House under rental 
arrangement for next eight ^veeks 
by American Releesing. opening 
with "Queen of the Moulin Rouge" 
this week. 

Capitol — "Prisoner of Zenda" 
(Metro). (Seats 5,300. Scale: Mats.. 
20-50-$l; eves., 55-85-$!.) Held 
over after doing $51,000 first week; 
$37,000 for second week. GoUlwyn's 
"Sifi Flood" opened Sunday, play- 
Jng to $11,700, with indications it 
will do $40,000 this week. 

Criterion — "When Knighthood 
Was in Flower" ( Cosmopolitan - 
Paramourt). (Seats 886. Scale: 
Mats., $1.50 top: eves., $2; 5th 
week.) Playing two performances 
dally until last week, when supper 
^ fihow starting at 6 p. m. was added. 
-On week this only addfd $1,000 to 
gross. With two shows a day the 
picture has been playing to capacity 
and getting around $10,400, with the ^^""J 
extra show each day last week 
went to jusJ^ a trifle under $11,400. 
The two regular performances are 
tUU playing to turnaway, and about 

all suppe/ ^ow gets si little over- 
flow from first afternoon show. 

44th Street— "Monte Cristo" (Fox 
Special). Seats, 1,323. Scale, mats., 
$1.10 top; eves., $1.65. Finished 
nine and half weeks' run this week, 
with "The Village Blacksmith" 
opening last night. Business under 
$5,000 mark at finish of run. 

Lyric — "Who Are My Parents?" 
(Fox Special). Seats. 1,400. Scale, 
mats.. $1.10 top; eves., $1.65. Closed 
last Saturday night after 10 weeks 
at the house, with tlw receipts at no 
time during the run grossing enough 
to cover the rental and advertising 
expense. The picture certain, how- 
ever, to have an appeal in the reg- 
ular picture houses, but not at a 
$1.50 scale. Douglas Fairbanks in 
"Robin Hootl ' opened at the house 
Monday night, giving two perform - 
one at 8 and the other at 11.15. 
Liberal praise handed to picture by 
daily critics. 

Rialto — "Clarence" (Paramount). 
Seats, 1,960. Scale, 55-85-99. Wal- 
lace Reid star. Moved down from 
the Rlvoli after having done $19,800 
at that house, pulling $18,000 fur- 
ther down the street. 

Rivoli — "Impossible Mrs. Bellew" 
(Paramount). Seats. 2,200. Scale, 
55-85-99. Gloria Swanson star. 
Picture just got by censors last 
minute In time for Sunday opening. 
Did not cause particular furore and 
finished week with gross of $23,000. 

Strand— "East Is West' (First 
National). Seats, 2,900. Scale, 30- 
50-85. Constance Talmadge star. 
Picture did not hit with the force 
expected on the street. Gross busi- 
ness $22,000, while about $6,000 more 

Three Fox Specials Showing 

— Arliss Feature in Slump 

at Granada 


Good Weather Held Up Film Busi- 
ness Last Week 


Jones, Linick & Schaefer's 

Rebuilt Chicago House Starts 

Shows Sunday 

Chicago, Nov. 1. 

The Rialto was all aglow with the 
opening of Jones, Linick & Schae- 
fer's new McVickers. It's a million 
and a half dollar monument and a 
distinct credit to this trio of theatre 
owners. The house is considered 
direct opposition to Balaban & Katz' 
Chicago theatre. 

McVicker's has not the lavish or 
pretentious display of the Chicago, 
but that does not detract from the 
house. It is a work of achitectural 
and decorative beauty. It has only 
half the seating capacity of the Chi- 
cago, but practically run on the 
.same lines with the same policy, 
super-pictures with presentation, 
novelties and orchestras. 

The current presentation is a bal- 
let by Adolph Bolm, with an organ 
.specialty by W. Remington Welsh 
that created a furore. The picture 
was "The Old Homestead" and will 
run for 10 days. The policy will be 
a picture a week, opening Sunday, 
and exclusively Paramount produc- 
tions. .__ 

Estimates for last week: 

"The Old Homestead" (Para- 
mount) McVickers: Seats, 2,500; 
mats., 49; nights. 69. Received fine 
notices and played to capacity for 
last four days. Will open new pic- 
tures Sunday instead of Monday, as 
other picture houses do here. 

"The Bond Boy" (First National) 
Chicago- Seats, 4,200; mats. 55; 
nights. 65. This house celebrated 
its first birthday with "knockout" 
film featuring Richard Barthelmess, 
and several presentations that drew 
much comment for expenditure. 
Weather held receipts down, al- 
though gross easily touched $30,000. 

" Knighthood " ( Cosmopolitan ) 
Roosevelt: Seats. 1,275; mats., 39; 
nights, 50; Saturday and Sunday. 
60. Fourth week; still doing virtual 
capacltj'. It Is said Hearst people 
arc after another theatre in looi) 
to run at same time t^ take care 
of overflow. , » 

"Broad Daylight" (Univer.sal). 
Randolph: Seats. 686; mats,, .T5; 
nights, QO. All star Paramount ca; t. 
loaned to the Universal. Picture did 
not hold up first of weok. but last 
half at god gait; around $6,000. 

"Robin Hoed" (United Artists). 
s rjrand. 2d week: J^eats. 
1.600;, scale. $2.20. $1.G5. $1.10 and 
55c. RusiiK^ss fell oft this week, but 
with pl<'nfy of Hpecial advertising 
should climb back to $11,000 gate. 

San Francisco, Not. 1. 

Business was off in the downtown 

first run picture houseis last week, 

three of the principal ones offering 

Fox specials. At the Imperial. 

"Monte Cristo" In its second week, 
seems to have the bulge over the 
others and is doing better than was 
expected. At the Warfield "Silver 
Wings." with Mary Carr of "Over 
the Hill " fame, is not holding up at 
all as the management anticipated, 
and at the Strand across the street 
"Footfalls" is reported as any- 
thing but a winner. 

The Tivoli held over Richard 
Barthelmess In "The Bond Boy" for 
a second week, but business at the 
box office indicated that the public 
had had all it wanted of the fea- 
ture in one week. The California is 
about normal, although with no 
real opposition * receipts were ex- 
pected to show a better than the 
average week. 

The Granada Is another big 
downtown house that Is feeling a 
slump despite the fact tha* George 
Arliss in "The Man Who Played , 
God" is the feature. In a previous 
picture this star at this house did ' 

San Francisco picture attractions 
week Oct. 22: 

California— "Pink Gods" (Para- 
mount). (Seats 2,700; scale 50-75- 
90). Bebe Daniels, star, and an all- 
star support. Also Clyde Cook In 
"The Eskimo," a Fox comedy. Bill 
showed stronger power at box office 
than those of past few weeks. Re- 
ceipts, $14,000. 

Granada— "The Man Who Played 
God" (United Artists). (Seats 2,- 
940; scale 50-75-90). George Arliss 
star of this picture, which received 
great boosts In local papers. Got 
$13,000. • 

Imperial— "Monte Cristo" (Fox). 
(Seats 1.425; scale 35-60-75). Sec- 
ond week. Despite slow start film 
picked up rapidly. $11,000. 

Strand— "FootfaUs" (Fox). (Seats 
1,700; scale 40-55). All-star cast 
headed ^y Tyrone Power and Es- 
telle Taylor. Power never was at- 
traction in this cify and his name 
on this picture didn't mean much. 
The film got off to poor start. Diero. 
accordionist, • who was slated for 
added attraction, was out of bill be- 
cause of illness. Picture didn't take. 
Drew $6,000. 

Tivoli— "The Bond Boy" (First 
National). (Seats 1.800; scale 25- 
40). Richard Barthelmess star. 
Barthelmess always good for busi- 
ness here. Second week's business 

Loew's Warfield— "Silver Wings' 
(Fox). (Seats 2.800; scale 30 to 75). 
Mary Carr star. House has been 
unable to get going these past few 
weeks. Poor booking is shown In 
the engagement of "Silver Wings" 
immediately after "Forget- Me-Not," 
which is also sob suff, and had 
taken flop. Got $7,000. 

Frolic— "The Long Chance" (Uni- 
versal). (Seats 1.000; scale 10-30). 
Henry Walthall star. This Peter B. 
Kyne story with Walthall In the 
stellar role proved good attraction. 
Gross $3,600. 

Boston, Nov. 1. 
A splendid weather break result- 
ed In the picture houses In town 
keeping up the good business they 
have had the past week or two. The 
grosses were about on a par with 
that registered the preceding week, 
and with the exception of the Park, 
which has been taken over on lease 
by Cpsmopolltan for "Knighthood," 
there was nothing unusual trotted 
out. "^ 

It Is claimed that the Marlon 
Davles picture, which opened the 
Park at a $1.60 top last Thursday 
night,. Is good for big business for 
a while anyway. The house was 
capacity for the opening and the 
balance of the week, and the pic- 
ture is being plugged along adver- 
tising and publlctiy lines with con- 
siderable success. It is running as 
a story In Hearst's American. The 
opening this week was strong and 
did not reflect any weakness through 
the withdrawal of Victor Herbert as 
the orchestra leader. It has received 
kind treatment from the critics and 
should get over. House is held for 
an eight -week rental period, with 
the option of lengthening the stay. 
Griffith's picture. "One Exciting 
Night." at Tremont Temple at $1.50 
top. showed the effects of the com- 
petition from the Park. Griffith Is 
still at >w)rk on this picture and 
has trimmed it down considerably 
since It opened here. It had been 
cut much before that, and as It runs 
now is Just about right for time. 
While nothing official has been given 
out it is not believed this fllm will 
hang on for any long period at the 
Temple and will probably be pulled 
out in a couple of weeks and house 
turned back to Fox, who wants it 
for his premiere showings. 

Those in charge of the campaign 
again.«it the passage of the picture 
censorship bill are working hard 
now that the people are going to de- 
cide this question at the polling 
placea within a week. The same 
game of publicity against the bill, 
with statements fronn prominent 
persons attacking It and with stress 
laid on the political end of the ap- 
pointment of a censor. Is being pur- 
sued. Practically every dramatic 
editor in town has come out against 
the bill, editorials have been printed 
In all the sheets, and the campaign 
Is being waged through clrculariza- 
tion of this and other cities and 
towns in the state. 

Loev/s State (capacity. 4.000; scale, 
25-50). "To Have and to Hold" this 
week. Did little less with "Rags and 
Riches" than was case with "The 
Prisoner of Zenda," but did quite 
enough to keep the house In proflt- 
able class. > 

Tremont Temple (capacity, 2.000; 
scale. 60c.-$1.50). Still using Grlf- 
flth's "One Exciting Night." While 
business Is not capacity It Is claimed 
enough to warrant picture staying 
for couple of weeks more. 

Park (capacity, 2.400; scale, 50c.- 
$1.50). Whale of business at end 
of week, with opening of "When 
Knighthood Was In Flower." House 
capacity for all performances, and 
film opened strong this week. 

Modern (capacity. 800; scale, 28- 
40). "Slim Shoulders" and "The 
Country Flapper" this week. Busi- 
ness last week around $5,000 with 

Beacon. Capacitj*. scale, attrac- 
tion and gross about same as Mod- 
ern, sister house. 





Lloyd Picture Replaced at Last 
Minute — Business Only 
Fair . 



Detroit, Nov. 1. 

Last week was an c.T one for the 
first-run houses, mainly because of 
the grade of attractions. Only one 
proved a real box office hit, and that 
was "Grandma's Boy" at the Fox- 

One particular theatre spent more 
than twice its usual amount for ad- 
vertising to put a picture over and 
yet failed to draw. The total busi- 
ness for the seven days was the 
smallest the house has had in many 

Estimates for last ^.'eek: 

Fox Washington — "Grandma's 
Boy" did tremendous business. 
Added'attractlon. Ray Miller's band. 
Will remain at least two week» 
longer. Opened very big the second 
week. Next, "Under Two Flags" 

Adams— "The Cld Homestead." 
First starring vehicle of Theodore 
Roberts failed by big margin at bofc 
office. Picture has good l>lot, but 
seemed draggy. Rain storm ex- 
tremely well done. 

Capitol— "What's Wrorng with the 
Women?" Equity picture sold on 
the state rights 1 asls. Good box 
office attraction; business quite 
good entire week. 

Broadway -Strand — "Glorious Ad- 
venture" with Lady Diana Manncr.s. 
All-colored picture released by 
United Artists. Terrible disappoint- 
ment at box office. Manager I'hll 
Glelchman spent ov»'r $1,000 in ad- 
vertlslnpT, and so did the United 
Artists, yet it had no effect so far 
as inireasing attendance was con- 
cerned. I'eople did not care for the 
picture, judging from comments 
hoard in lobby. 

Madison— "White Shoulders" and 
the latest Buster Keaton comedy, very good. Real box office 
bet was not feature, but rather the 
Keaton comedy. 


Two Pictures at Capital Hold Pub 
licity Space 

Washington. Nov. 1. 

"When Knighthood Was In 
Flower" was the picture of Wash- 
ington during the past week. Sel- 
dom has a publicity campaign been 
so consistently carriedout as in this 
instance. If the understanding is 
right, it is costing the local Loew 
houses practically little or nothing, 
it being born by the Cosmopolitan. 

The business at the Columbia met 
every expectation — a lobby full of 
those waiting at practically any hour, 
atid the stay has been set to be In- 
definite, po.ssibly four weeks. 

The other houses have been af- 
fected, but from the overflow have 
gathered extra business, particularly 
on their later shows. The Palace 
got a good play with "The Old 

The slump of the previous week 
seemed to have disappeared. , 

Loew's Columbia (Capacity 1,200. 
Scale 20-35 mat.. 35-50 nights).— 
"When Knighthood Was in Flower 
(Cosmopolitan). Splendid business 
with constant lockout. Over $15,000 
first week, 

Loew's Palace (Capacity 2,500. 
Scale, matinees 20-35. nights. 20-30- 
40-50).— "The Old Homestead" (Par- 
amount). Good week. Possibly 

Moore's Rialto (Capacity 1.900. 
Scale, mornings 25. afternoons 35. 
evenings 5 0). — "Remembrance" 
(GoUlwyn). Moore endeavored to 
meet tho onslaught of other houses 
|ji ad\ertising. with re nit week 
held un \\-V'lI. Virlnlfy of $7,500. 

Crandall's Metropolitan (Capac^v 
1.700. Scale ,20-35 mats.. 35-50 
nights). — Richard Barthelmess in 
"The Bond Boy" (First National). 
This picture house, located within 
block of Columbia, and this, coupled 
with quality of picture, held receipts 
to usual standard. About $7,500. 

Kansas City, Nov. l. 

Three weeks proved to be one 
week too long for the Lloyd special 
"Grandma's Boy" at the Liberty 
The picture did a remarkable busU • 
ness for the first two weeks, but 
the third dropped badly. Just why 
It was held for the third week la 
not known. The house had "Re. 
membrance" all set for the week 
with lobby displays and newspaper 
notices, but held the comedy at the 
last minute and will use the "Re- 
membrance " fllm this week. 

At .the other downtown houses 
business was badly off; reports be- 
ing froqi poor to fair. "The Eternal 
Flame." offered as the feature on the 
big entertainment bill of the New- 
man, failed to create any unusual 
comment and the returns were be- 
low normal. At the Newman> third 
string house, the Twelfth Street, 
"Mafislaughfer" was used and cre- 
ated some talk. Sensational adver- 
tising was used and letters from 
the mayor and chairman of the 
Committee on Public Safety, urging 
the people to see the picture and 
take it as a personal lesson. 

^he personal appearance of Theo- 
do™ Roberts, Paramount star, and 
company In a dramatic sketch, by 
William C. De Milie, at the Orphe- 
um, last week attracted many ad- 
mirers of the actor, most of whom 
Jcnew him only by his film appear- 
ances. Several of the residential 
houses took advantage of his visit 
here and dug up pictures In which 
he appeared. 

At the Mainstreet the Irene Castle 
picture, "Slim • Shoulders," was 
heavily featured and a fashion 
parade was given in connection with 
the showing of the picture, by living 
models wearing the gowns worn by 
Miss Castle In the fllm. ;:^ 

For the current week the Main- 
street and Royal will have It out 
with "costunpie"' bills. "The Prisoner 
of Zenda" will be used at the baby 
Orpheum, and the Royal will splurge 
with "When Knighthad Wag In 

Last week's estimates: 

Newman — "The Eternal Flame" 
(First National). Seats, 1.980; scale, 
matinees, 35; nights, 60-75. Norma 
Talmadge starred. Critics declared 
Miss Talmadge duplicated her suc- 
cess of "Smilln* Through.'' Gross 
about $12,000. 

Royal— "The Valley of Silent 
Men" (Paramount). Seats. 890; 
scale, 35-50. Alma Rubens has the 
lead In the feature. "Torchy's 
Ghost" was the comedy. Receipts 
off; around $6,000. 

Twelfth St.— "Manslaughter" (Pa« 
ramount). Seats, 1,100; scale, 26; 
children. 10. This was a re-run for 
the Newmans, the picture having 
been used a couple of weeks ago at 
the Newman. Extra advertising 
created a desire to see the fllm ahd 
business held up to the house 
average; around $3,200. 

Liberty— "Grandma's Boy." Seats, 
1.000; scale, 35-50. Third week for 
the Lloyd feature. Picture received ^ 
more word of mouth advertising ' 
than anything here in years, and 
proved a good repeater; but three 
weeks was too long and business 
failed to held up. Reported around 
$5,500. It Is also claimed that the 
Hardlngs guaranteed the fllm $9,000 
for the first week's showing and 
$5,000 for the second week. 

Opposition features at the pop 
vaudeville houses were "Slim Shoul- 
ders," Mainstreet; "Kisses," Pan- 
tages. and "Jan of the Big Snows,** 

Eastman's Prologs 

Rochester, N. Y., Nov. 3. ' 
The Eastman theatre took another 
step forward In the artistic pro- 
duction of motion pictures this 
week, when the Eastman Ensemble 
made its first appearance. They 
were seen In a prolog to "The Loves 
of Pharoah," in which an atmos- 
phere was built up introductory to 
the picture. The prolog, entitled 
"Egypt." included singing by 18 
solo voices, with incidental solos by 
Lucy Lee Call, soprano, formerly of 
the Metropolitan Opera company. 
Egyptian dances were presented by 
Lillian Powell and Margaret DaileV. 
from the Criterion. These prologs 
which the Eastman is to present are 
called complete entertainments In 
themselves, and are In keeping with 
the alms of Mr. Eastman to lift 
picture presentation to a higher 


D. W. Grimih Is having a prolog 
staged for "One Exciting Night." t<K 
go In for the rest of the New York" 
engagement. Dave Bennett 18 
putting it on. 

It will have eight girls, and will 
be an allegorical exposition of wom- 
an's condition through all the ages, 
as the victim of man's greed and 
passion. ; , , . 

Friday, November 3, 1923 







(Continued from page S) 

junountlnflT to $1,850,000. aa indicat- 
ing that tho company bad made a 
thorough house cleaning. 

^ The bearish faction puts its em- 
phasis on the fact that the atate- 
niert shows cash amounting): to less 
than 11.000.000 and wanted more 
ligiit oa the "extraordinary charges.' 
But both Bides agreed that the pic- 
ture presented In the statement ap- 
plied to Aug. 31 and probably would 
be considerably modified by a sur- 
vey of the Loew theatre bu.siness 
up to Jan. 1. It seemed reasonable 
to accept the proposition that the 
f;j.tement disclosed the worst of the 
■ituation. applying as it does to 
jnid-summer at the climax of a 
long iieriod of theatrical dep.esslon. 
When the statement came out the 
:yrico movement on tho Exchange 
Sdld not reflect any disappointment. 

• It was not until after its effect 
^jr.isht lie supposed to havft been 
t'completely. discounted that Loew 
vttock eop'-d off. 

Pools Hard Fushad 
There is no great likelihood that 
the pool in Loew did anything to 

-ancourage the decline. Price move- 
ments over the last ten days have 
been pretty much out of clique con- 
trol, it is doubtful if any of the 
pools could have checked the drop. 
If current gossip in Wall street is 
true the backers of Standard of 
N. J. and other manipulated issued 
have been hard put to it to keep the 
retreat within orderly proportions, 

; and the same con:;ideration prob- 

'?ably appKes to the rest of the pools. 
The explanations of market ob- 
aervers for the break In prices are 
generally unsatisfactory. So wide 
a movement reldom occurs without 
some plausible explanation. The one 

•that has gained niosft general cre- 
dence is that tho artificial running 
up of several oil issues has worked 

^apeculators into a nasty position, 
and general selling of other stocks 
has been forced in order to protect 
holdings in stocks like New Jersey, 
which is off nearly 60 points from 
its top. 

Fight in Orpheum ^ 

An Interesting detail of gossip is 
circulating in Times Square about 
Orpheum, which is said to be in a 
peculiar position. The bull pool In 
this issue was formed and went to 
work, so runs the story,^ when it 
found it had mysterious opposition. 
As the price got near its high its 
course was checked by offerings in 
considerable volume. The pool Is 
said to have jumped to the conclu- 
sion that it was up against an or- 
ganized opposition and reversed its 
tactics, throwing its own weight on 
the bear side to shake off its antag- 
,onist. Whatever there may be in 
this fanciful tale Orpheum does not 
reflect the reports of good business 
in the west. Trading in it was mod- 
erate, ghrlnking as the lower levels 
were approached. For example, on 
Wednesday there were only four 
transactions up until 2 o'clock and 
only one at the l^w price, which 
stood for more than an hour. 

The same has been true of Loaw 
right along. The stock got to 18% 
for one trade Saturday, but brokers 
reported to buyers that no stock 
was to be had at that price during 
that session. Among the traders in 
amu.sements there is a good deal of 
uncertainty. There is little buying 
at the market, but everybody ex- 
presses a liking for tho -cheaper 
stock, although qualified by the 
condition "if Loew goes to 17 or 
Orpheum to 19." The situation is 
a good deal as it was when Loew 
and Orpheum were knocking around 
30 and 15 last summer. They were 
called a "buy," but attractive only 
lower down. 

Buying of a'l kinds was paralyzed 
«P to ni'd-weck by uncertainty. 
A rally had been expected daily, but 
in its place each dgy for a wee-' 
ha«J broupht out new luDttoms and 
nobody wanted to get into tho mnr- 
***"*. until there was somo prospect 
of an end to the .'^etback. 

Goldwyn Breaks 

Goklwyn broke shnridy Wednes- 
day nf(f*r ma'ntainin.^ tho 7 lovcl 
for woeUa In the faro of surrounding It wan reported* there 
Wag more than one faction holdin.c: 
Etock and one of the int rests h rd 
bc;,'un to liciuklate. It w a th n up 
to tho other intorest.s either to t.ike 
"P th(? ofreriiigs or lot the prlc take 
'*a own courHo dov.nw.ard. Som.-- 
whero in tho neighborhood of 15 000 
shares {li;i".c:e(l ha'^ds in the fiX 
t)USiruR,>=i les.'ions up to Nov. 1. an 
fti^nuiit of LuKiuoFs that w uld not 
Jndcate any sen.'^ntional ilovelop- 
nient. • 

Tcehnirolor got down to 25 flat for 

• time and riilod (jufet at sllglitly 
hetter than that in Curb tr.iding. 

One lot of 1.000 Triangle was re- 
ported at 18 cents, 7 cants under the 
last sale. 

The aummary of transactlona Oct. 29 to 
Nov. 1 >nolu»ive:— 


Thursday— Baleii. High Low. LabI. Chf. 

Patn. Play.-L.. 4.600 b4^ i>2% M% — 1% 

Do. pfd 100 OU W M —1 

Hodwyn 8.800 7\i 7 f — U 

I>»«w, Inc 7.8()0 20 18V4 18^ -1'^ 

OiTheum 1.100 23Vi 23 21 — A4 

Boston aold 310 Oi-pheum at 23023%. 


Fam. Play.-L.. 8.700 04H 03>4 94% + H 

Do. pfd 300 OOVi 09 99 

f.oldwyn 1,900 7 «% «% — H 

Loew, Inc 4.700 i9\ 18^4 l»'/4 +1 

O rheum 1.100 22^ 22% 22% — % 

Boston sold 225 Oriiheum at 22^6^3. 

Baturday — 

Fam. Piay.-L . 1.800 94% 04% 94% -f- % 

Do. pfd Hkj 00 99 90 

OoI.iw>u 2.n(M) 7'/; 7 7% -»- H 

T.O(w. Inc 7.500 20 18% 20 -f H 

Orphoum 2«H) 23 '2A 23 -f % 

ItoMtc-n sold 100 Orpheum at 23. 


Fnm. I'iuy.-L.. 1.800 05 ft3',4 

Do. pfd 300 9Kv4 08% 

f;oldwyn 1.400 7Vii G% 

L'i»«r, Inc 4.900 20% 10 

<»rr.hfum 1,4(X) 22% 22 

BoHton sold «25 Oritli»^um at 22^22%. 

TuiKflay - 

Fam. Plny.-L.. 2,200 ai% 03'^ 93% 

Do. pfd 400 OH'i U,S',4 08% 

Uol^wyii 4,300 7 (i% 0% 

Lo«?w, Inc 4.700 19% !»<% 18% 

Orpheum 1.300 22 21% 22 

rtoston xold 850 Orph«um*at 22. 

WediU'.'<Jay - IMay.-L.. 5,700 Mf.i, ,01% 

Do. pfd 1(M» l»7 J»7 

Gi>ldwyn 4.4<;o «Pi 

IjO»?w. Inc 2,200 1»>«4 l.S% 

Orphvum 700 22 I'l'^, 

'Down to the 8m in Ships'* Tak«n 
■ '. en th« Ground 



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19% - % 

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Thursday— ^ialrH. KikH.T^iw. Last. 

Trchnlckr.w.l. 4(J0 2G% 25% -23% 


Te'hnl<;olor.w.l. 100 2r. 25 

Trir.npo 1.000*18 18 

Tec linloolor.w.l. 100 25».j 25^i 


Tfthnlcolor.w.l. 300 25% 25% 

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Two Buffalo Houses Splitting 
Business Through Money- 
Getting Opposition / 

Buffalo, Nov. 1. 

Last week saw business at peak 

for two of Buu'alo's picture hou.bCs, 

combinations of heavy features and 

I extras together with ideal theatrical 

weather uniting for top notch tallies. 

biiea s Hip hammered home, the 
greatest wcctc the House has had in 
lis history. CombinaLiun of a ia;^^ 
L»and, fashion show and up-to-Lhe- 
minutes picture spelled about 100 
per cent. As early as Tuesday, grcjs 
looked liko house record, matinees 
going to stand up, which is unusual 
lor house. 

Loew's still has teeth fastened on 
upper rungs and is holding on to it6 
place among local leaders. Is mov- 
ing along on crest of wave, shows 
having evidently caught the popular 

Lafayette showed a slight slump 
last week due to indifferent quality 
of show in both departments. Olym- 
pic ended its career under old man- 
agement with business still in the 

Opening of Hip's new organ, billed 
as "largest in Buffalo," postponed 
another week. Albert Mallot, new 
organist from Los Angeles, on the 
ground. Noticeable fact that adver- 
tising leans lightly on the organist. 

Last week's estimates: 

Hip (Capacity 2.400. Scale, mats. 
15-25; nights 25-50).— "Nice People" 
Band and P^ashion Show. This bill 
proved a world beater. Hung up rec- 
ord for hoi e, beating previous high 
mark held by Chaplin's "Kid" by 
several hundred dollars. Fashion 
Show run in conjunction with local 
department store had women wild. 
Matinee business, previously weak, 
jumped to capacity, with women 
clamoring for more. Increase in mat. 
bu.sincs.s drove gross ovor top. Show 
had town talking arl gave house 
unbeatable break; $16,000. 

Loew's (Capacity 3.400. Scale, 
mat.s. 20. niphts 30-40).— "Top of 
New York" and vaudt^villp, with 
"B.t.s and Pieces" featured. Came 
down strctrh neck and neck with 
leader. Out in front tov several 
weeks. Shows ho'd-ng up with best. 
McAvoy picture did nicely; $13,000. 

Lafayette Square (Capacity 3.400. 
S^mIc. mats. 20-25. nlRhts 30-50).— 
"Shj^kN's of C.old" and vau V villo. 
Dropped off from prcvirus week's 
level and .•>!>poared to be doini? quiet 
busiiK'.ss. Influx at H p and I..oeWP 
reaciod unfavorably on this hou.'^e 
tal Ing away rrca' i of the dra . Pic- 
ture and v.MuUville ' .rdly up to any 
standnrd. Sensational business such 
as was in rviden'^e at liou-^ last 
sumn^er veems to have su'^si 1 1. hardly a> le to bold own In 
face of extraordinary o'forinf?s in 
ef)muetin£r tbentre.s. Ar-^Miul $ionoo. 
' Olvmn^c (Cnnncitv 1 r.OO. p--^' • 
n-.-.'.s. 15-rn n-^ht«r ir.-?r.>. nfanrt- 
cnffs or Ks'«"«" and 'The VV de 
Oixn Town." F'nal we k of oM 
rrt'Tnajr»Trrnt w th no better bnsi- 
rcKH in s'jrht. PubMc does not seorn 
to want boiLvc and it wi'.l pro'^ibly 
rf.qiiiro (Xten^'ivo »>^'-2:s»ir)R to brin^' 
th.m in. About $L',000. 

Providence, Nov. 1. 

New England's own picture of 
her golden days of whaling will be 
seen for the first time in Providence 
when "Down to the Sea in Ships' 
begins its engagement at the Shu- 
bert-Majestlc Nov. 4. 

The picture was made under the 
direction of Elmer Clifton in Now 
Bedford under the auspices of the 
Old Dartmouth Historical Society. 
It is a new departure in the picture 
field. It boasts of real interiors 
taken in tho homes of somo of the 
leading families of New England 
real lovers pi ghtlng their troth 
amid the lilacs and applo blossoms 
of a New England summertime, real 
ships Bailing majestically arros:^ the 
screen, and real whales captured in 
the far away Caribbean Sea from 
an open boat with a hand harpoon. 


I'aris, Nov. 1. 

Richard Walton TuUy is in the 
French capital visiting sites do- 
scribed by Du Maurler in his book 
for the purpose of the screen ver- 
sion of "Trilby," to be made by 
Tully in California this winter. He 
states he Is seeking "local atmo- 
sphere" to be transferred in his 
mind to Los^ Angeles. 

Tully still hopes his "Bird of 
Paradise" will be seen on the 
French stage. However, he is now 
devoting all his time to recruiting 
details of scenery and costumes in 
Paris of the period Du Maurler laid 
his famous story of "Trilby." 


Karlton Continues at 50c Top 

.-"Silver Wings" Cut 

to One Week 


Lillian Gish sails Saturday next 
to make a fllm ver.slon of Maron 
Crawford's novel, "Tho Wh'te Sis- 
ter." which has the locale of Rome 
and Algiers. 

She will be accompanied by a pair 
of honeymooners in Apfnes Wciner, 
her secretary, and Richard Mitchell 
her publicity man, who were mar- 
ried this week. . : r ; , 


Kansas City. Nov. 1. 
The LInwood, at Thirty-first and 
Prospect, one of the leading lesi- 
dentlal houses, has been practically 
rebuilt by tho Capitol Enterprises, 
and will be reopened early in No- 
vember. A new $20,000 organ has 
been installed and numerous other 
features added. The opening of 
this house will give the Harding 
Brothers, who operate the Liberty, 
another big *heatre here. 

Still Robbing Pritcilla Dean 
Los Angeles, Nov. 1. 
Tho thieves are still picking on 
PriscUla Dean. For the second time 
within three months they have en- 
tered her home, carting away per- 
sonal property to the amount of 


Following is the financial statement of Loew, Inc., as of Aug. 31, 
1022, compared with Aug 31. 1920. The flgures for 1920 are taken as 
showing the situation just before the campaign of expansion: 

Current and Working: 1922 1920 

Cash on hand $994,523 $2,036,598 

Cash rerei'ved for construction 2,037,044 


Ancounts receivable 477,013 

Notes receivable 


Due from afflllated corps (less than 100 

per cent, owned) 1,228,410 

Federal income taxes (claim) 

Ix)ans to employes (secured) 

Sub:^crlptIons to capital stock 

Inventories: ■;, 
Film production In process, completed and 

re'ea.sed (after amortization) 

Film advertising accessories 

Theatre and studio supplies 

Advances: >.->-•■•■•" "■■•■/ 
To picture producers, secured by film pro- 
ductions . . . . ^ 

To artists and employes 

Mortgage and interest payments 

Total current and working assets. 

Invcctments: '.'-';. 

Equity acquired in afUliated corporations. 

Deposits on' leasef and contracts 

Miscellaneous investments 


Build in jE>> and equipment 


Leases, contracts and goodwill 


■.-/• ■■■,.. "«••■.,-■■ 


Accounts payable 

Notes payab!e « 

Long term accounts and notes 4pay able. .< 

Bank loans 

Taxes (theatre admissions, etc.) , 

Taxes (excess profits and income) 

Accrued interest , 

Advances from afniiated corporations 










3,595.240 r 
11,794.863 5 



• *••••«• 

; 242.574 





• ••••• 

Total current liabilities 

Bonds and Mortgages: 
Being obligations of sub.sldlary corpora- 

Deferred Credits: 

Securities from tenants 

Advance fllm rentals 

Rents received in advance 

Capital Stock and Surplus: -.-— — ■ • ■ ■' l\ 

Capital stock (without par value) 


Kept. 1. 1921 (adjusted) 

Operating profit, Aug. 31, 1922 

• 154,080 






. $639,679 

' 450.684 





' 167,600 


I'xtraordinary charges to surplus 

Suri)lu3 '. 


Gross Income: 

Theatre receipts, rental and sale of fi'ms 
and accet'sorie.s < . . $ 

RenTiil of stores .and olTlres. 

Bo«»k!ng fecH and commissions 

Dividends received from subsidiaries 

M isfrllaneous Income 

Interest and di.^rount 


C»perations of theatres and ofTloe bulldingH 

Opj^ration of film distributing ofIic<'H 

Amortization of Alms produced and re- 
loused I 

Cort of film advertislnf? acre, sorles 

— H bnr ioK <•( (tlm rtiutaitt Ui^t tr ib utc d f o r c a« 




















3 521,338 



(.r>*rative producers, auth<ir.««, etc 

I)t p: t <;ati()n of buildings and e'iuii)ment. 

( tp'^rating profit 

Incfime and profit taxe.s 

Con: olidatcd profit 









Philadelphia, Nov. 1. 
I The splendid business turned in by 
"The Prisoner of Zenda" in its first 
week at the Aldine was the out- 
standing feature of tho film situa- 
tion here last week. . 

This is the second of the Stanley 
company's big houses which has 
buosied its acale back to 76 cents 
after a period of slump and depres- 
sion dunng which a 50-cent top was 
resorted to. The Stanton got back 
to the higher figure with "Monte 
I Cristo,'* leaving only the Karlton at 
I the reduced figure. It is not be- 
, lieved that this more or less drop-in 
; house will attempt to raise its price 
; again. Three 75-cent housea are 
figured all the city can stand in fea- 
ture movies. 

"The I'risoner of Zenda" is being 
rather cautiously pushed for an ex- 
tended run, with "Broadway Rose" 
already announced aa its successor. 
The George Arliss feature, "The 
' Man Who Played God," which open- 
' ed weakly at the Stanley laat Mon- 
day, picked up during the week, 
probably through word of mouth 
advertlskig and partly because it 
had to compete with the presence 
of the film people at the Aldine on 
I Monday. 

"The Cowboy and the Lady" 
proved a weak sister at the Karlton, 
where it was shoved in on short no- 
tice. Starting this week with "Un- 
I der Two Flags," this house is again 
to Install a policy of fortnightly en- 
' gagements of feature pictures. After 
I "Under Two Flags" there will be 
. two more of "Skin Deep." Last year 
I three and even four' weeks were 
j given to single pictures as excmpli- 
I fied by "Peter Ibbetson," which wa« 
one solitary case of a picture whose 
succet>s was finally won here by re- 
peated praise from the critics. 

"Silver Wings" opened Monday to 
a very disappointing gross, and its 
claim to be a companion-piece to 
"Over the Hill" was ridiculed by 
some of the. dailies. By Tuesday it 
was given tip as hopeless, and Its 
run, which had been announced aa 
indefinite, was cut to a single week. 
ending Saturday, with "The Old 
' Homestead" coming in next Monday, 
i This is also figured for an indefinite 
run, although many here claim that 
it lsn't*the type of film to repeat the 
success enjoyed at this house by 
"Crlsto" and "Manslaughter." They 
Insist that it would have been a 
groat money-maker at the Victoria. 
An interesting booking this week 
l^is that of "Loves of Pharaoh," at the 
Locust, in West Philedelphla. The 
management is booking it more or 
less In the nature of an experiment 
as the result of statements made by 
soveral of the crltlca to the effect 
that movie fans here dldp't^appre- 
, date the best things. In one paper, 
, which has a qu^tion and answer to 
^ fans column, a great many letter* 
i were received denying the charge 
of non-appreciation, and expressing 
j desire that the picture be shown 
I somewhere again * 

I "Sure Fire Flint." with Johnny 
Hlnes, did good business at the Vlc- 
I toria iBNt week with tho help of the 
I star's presence Monday and Tues- 
day. "The Bond Boy," wfth Richard 
Barthclmess, also did a satisfactory 
week's business at the Palace, but 
"The Dust Flower" waa below aver- 
age at the Arcadia. 

Rstimates of last week: 
Stanley— "The Man Who Played 
God" (United Artists), after weak 
start and despite some criticism of 
title, this AMIss feature picked up 
satisfActorily and turned in a gross 
of $20,000. Violinist added feature. 
"To Have and to Hold" this week. 
(Capacity, 4.000; scale, 35-50 mats., 
50-75 evenings.) 

Stsnton — "Manslaughter" (Para- 
mount). Held up splendidly, defy- 
ing bad notices, and completed four 
weeks' stay with honor, just missing 
$9,000 in its last week. "Silver 
Wings' way off at start of this week 
and goes out Saturday. (Capacity, 
1,700; scale. 60-75. 

Aldine— "Prisoner of Zenda" 
(Metro). First week knockout, 
helped by presence of fllm players 
Monday and Tuesday and big how- 
dedo made of opening. Gross went 
up to $11,600. best this house has 
done in months. Picture will prob- 
ably stay at least three weeks, may- 
be four. "Broadway Rose" to follow. 
(Capacity. 1.600; scale, 60-76. 

Karlton — "The Cowboy and the 
Lady" (Paramount). Proved weak 
sister and gross just grazed $3,000; 
poor consldrring f^ne weather 
breaks. "Under Two Flags" started 
Monday for two weeks' run. (Ca- 
pacity, 1,100; scale, 50.) 


Chicago. Nov. 1. 

Th«'re are reports of differences 
between the Hearst organization and 
Balaban & Kats over the Rooscvciti~ 
A'hcro "Knighthood" is playinir* Is reported looking for an- 
other looj) theatre, to move the pic-, 

The firm will say nothing in 
reftrcnoe to the rumors. 


Friday, November 8, 1929 



Rowland Now in Charge- 
to Leave— "J. D/s" 
$180,000 in Texas 

-Schwable May Be Next 
Future Activities — Lost 

Chicago, Nov. 1. 
Exhibitor circles here and In the 
•urrounding country arc talking re- 
garding the shake-up that occurred 
In First National, with the com- 
ment to the effect that things hap- 
pened Just as J. D. Williams pre- 
dicted they would in his speech 
here at the Hotel Drake in October. 
1921, on the occasion of the First 
National Get-Together meeting. At 
that time Williams stated to the 
delegates that there was seemingly 
an unwritten law in film circles in 
New York that unless a man had 
the control of the stock of any or- 
ganization he was connected with 
In a high executive capacity, he 
would be through inside of three 
years' time. That was histoi-y in 
tha film business. He further 
slated that both he and H. O. 
Schwable had overstayed their time 
in order to maintain the historical 
precedence in pictures and that he 
felt that the time of both of them 
with First National was limited 
from that date on. His forcast be- 
ing borne out has got the exhibit- 
ort to talking as to what his 
strength is in forecasting coming 

It is known here that Williams 
has already laid his pipe lines for 
a new organization. It will be a 
distributing corporation with inde- 
pendent producers working on the 
outside making productions for It. 
Williams is expected to pass 
through here in about 10 days on 
his way to the coast, where he will 
undoubtedly line up producing sup- 
port for his new organization. 



'Black Beauty" Matter Passed 

On— started In 1920— Now 

Market Is Exhausted 

Tender from Goldwyn Con- 
fronted with Many 

The Coldwyn people have Invited 
D. W. Grifnth to take charge of the 
production of "Ben-Hur." and the 
arrangement is under dlsrAiss4on. 

A number of ditnculties stand be- 
fore the deal, one the Griffith tie-up 
with United Artists. The other ele- 
ments of the "Big Four" might ob- 
ject to Grimth making a picture 
that could not very well go Into 
distribution through United Artists" 

It is said Griffith might require 
assurances of a free hand in such 
matters as the amount of invest- 
ment to go into the production, and 
it is understood the preliminary ex- 
change of opinions on this point 
differed considerab'y. Meanwhile, 
the arrangement hangs fire. Grif- 
fith was sch?duled to leave for 
Chicago this week accompanied by 
the company which played before 
the camera in "One Exciting Night." 
The picture opens there Nov. 12 at 
the Illinois. Negotfatlons will be re- 
sumed on his return. 

anohm EXHiBrroR split, : 



Monday f6und Richard A. Row- 
land installed as general manager 
of the Associated First National, 
following the resignation of J. D. 
Williams from that post last week 
at the meeting cf the Board of Di- 
rectors of the organization. Wil- 
liams' parting with the organiza- 
tion that he had founded and lived 
with night and day for the last four 
years was an amicable one as far 
as the nnal details were concerned. 
He Received a year's salary and 
disposed of his 20 per cent, interest 
In the First Nati%nal Exchange of 
Nev/ York and New Jersey. The 
year's salary was $25,000. The 
stock which he held in the ex- 
cTiange was reported as having a 
book value of |150.000. 

After Williams' re.Kignatlon he 
and the directors of First National 
discussed what should be done In 
regard to his holdings in the New 
York exchange. Williams offered 
to either buy or sell with a set 
price on his holdings. After some 
dickering the price he a.«ked was 
«greed upon and the details of the 
transaction are being closed this 
weelj. Of the 100 py cent, of the 
New York exchange, Turner & 
Dahnken, of San Francisco, held 60 
per cent.; Moe Mark, of the New 
York Strand, 20 per cent., and Wil- 
liams the remaining 20. The price 
at which the stock was passed is 
said to have been |50,000. 

Following the Installation of 
Rowland it was believed a number 
of changes in the office personnel 
would follow, but to date nothing 
of the kind has occurred, with the 
chances that none will occur for 
the time being at least. Rowland, 
it is said, has taken complete active 
charge of the organization and is 
proceeding with his plans to enter 
the production Held. Those plans, 
as well as the modification of the 
franchise terms, were under consid- 
eration at the First National meet- 
ing Tn Chicago several weeks ago. 
The fact that Rowland v,'a.s chosen 
to replace Williams points strongly 
that his production plan has been 
adopted by the rrganlzation and is 
to be worked out. 

Rowland is pointed to as the 
logical successor to Robert I^cibcr, 
who was placed in the proaldcncy 
of First National by Williams and 
that change probably will come 
about in April when the next an- 
nual meeting of the corporation 
takes place. At that time H. A. 
Schwalbe will aUso pass out of the 
picture as sorretary and chairman 
of the board of director.^, the latter 
position also one he was placed in 


Los Angeles, Nov. 1. 
Alfred T. Hamniurg, picture man, 
died following an Illness of several 
weeks. He was a director under 
D. W. Griffith and more recently 
was employed by Fox. Of late 
Hamburg was in charge of shows at 
the Auditorium. He resided at the 
Auditorium Hotel. 

out of his official connection of his 
own volition prior to that time, 
which is very apt to be the case. 
It is stated on fairly good author- 
ity Schwalbe will resign within the 
next two months. 

Williams, according to report, is 
giving Rowland full support at the 
present time In hi.*: new berth, and 
the general feeling is that Rowland 
was the one logical successor to 
J. D. What the latter'a plans are 
cannot be definitely ascertained 
from him. Mr. Williams stdtes that 
he has nothing to say ajt present. 

Washington, D. C, Nov. 1. 
Although Special Examiner Aver- 
ill found for the Eskay Harris Fea- 
ture Film Co. of New York in the 
Federal Trade Commission pro- 
ceedings against the Eskay arising 
over a "Black Beauty" film, the com- 
mission late last week reverned the 
examiner's decision and ordered the 
respondent to specifically cease and 
desist "from using the words, 'Black 
Beauty,' standing alone or in con- 
Junction with other words as a title 
for or an identification of the film 
depicting in whole or in part the 
photoplay produced in 1917 by 
Thomas A. Edison. Inc., titled 'Your 
Obedient Servant,' " and from "pub- 
lishing or circulating any warning 
notice threatening to bring suit 
against anyone shrfwlng a motion 
picture entitled 'Black Beauty' 
without the permission of the 
Eskay Harris Feature Film Co., and 
Asserting that the motion picture 
rights and title to the name of 
'Black Beauty' are controlled by 
said company." 

The Federal Trade Commission 
proceedings were instituted in 1920 
at the instance of the Vitagraph Co. 
of America, which produced an au- 
thorized screen version of the Anna 
Sewell book, "Black Beauty." It 
was charged the respondent re- 
sorted to unfair trade competition 
in retitling "Your Obedient Ser- 
vant" (produced by Edison and dis- 
tributed by George Klelne In 1918) 
and calling it "Black Beauty" with- 
out any notice of the old title. ': 

Winfleld Bonynge. who appeared 
for the Eskay Harris company in 
the hearings in New York before 
Special Examiner Averill. was sus- 
tained in his contention that both 
pictures did not compete In that the 
respondent's film was not marketed 
commercially, but distributed to 
clubs, schools, educational, institutes 
and humane societies. 

In the arguments here Gaylord R. 
Hawkins acted for the commission. 
The respondent merely filed a brief. 
The decision also prohibits Eskay 
Harris Feature Film Co. from pro- 
curing photoplays which have been 
exhibited to the public under a given 
title and changing such title un- 
less such photoplays mentioned Jn 
its footage and advertising matter 
the name of the old title. 

Senator Suspicious of Cohen-O^Reilly's ''Love Featt*^ 
lufluentiai Members of State Organization anj 
T. O. C. C. With Walker 




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House of 2,500 Capacity Built 
In Six Months— Opened 
Last Week ; 

Chicago, Nov. 1. 

"It is the fulfillment of the show- 
man's dream." observed Aaron 
Jones, of trte firm of Jones, Llnick 
& Schaefer, at the new MoVickers 
Saturday night. • .• . 

Mr. Jones explained that the new 
theatre had opened at 0:80 Thurs- 
day night and there had not been 
an empty seat and never a time 
when there was not a line of people 
out in front. 

"I dread to wake up." laughed 
Mr. Jones. "The crowd on the 
opening night was to have been ex- 
pected," he continued. "But there 
was a line reaching to Stat^ and 
Dearborn on Madison at 9 o'clock 
Friday morning and by the time 
the house opened the crowd was 
large enough to fill it." 

The new McVicker's theatre, 
which Is located on the spot the 
other McVicker's occupied, opened 
October 26. just a year to the 
day from the opening of the Chi- 
cago theatre. It required 19 
months to build the Chicago the- 
atre and six months to build the 
new McVicker's. The last vaude- 
ville show was given at the pre- 
vious McVicker's May 1. last. 

The opening was a gala occasion. 
Floral pieces represented expendi- 
tures of at lea«t $25,000. Telegrams 
from every picture star of prom- 
inence were displayed in the lobby. 

A theatrical attorney commenting 
on the impracticability of some of 
the Federal Trade Commission pro- 
ceedings, specifically as jdeplcted in 
this instance, pointed out that all 
Vitigraph accomplished was a moral 
victory. To all intents and practical 
purposes the Eskay Harris company, 
legally ruled an offender, ha.s almost 
wholly reaped all commercial bene- 

fits from its production for the two 
but would not deny he mif?ht makeJ years the action was being adjudi- 
a trip to the coast very shortly, /-n cated. An injunction at this late 
Williams Is known to have been date when the market is almost ex- 
hausted benefits Vita but little. 

He added that theatrical litiga- 
tion.««, particularly as applied to the 
motion p'icture with Its quick turn- 
over and new productions, would 
mean more to a deliberate offender 
if a proviso for damages and costs 
were included with the injunctive 
order. It Is In that respect, the bar- 
rister contends, that the act of Con- 
gress approved Sept. 26, 1914, creat- 
ing the Federal Trade Commission 
is not defective as much as it is in- 

l)y Williams, unless Schwalbe steps 

in touch with moneyed people and 
he Is believed to have obtained 
financial backing to make possible 
starting practically any sort of a 
film venture he might care to pro- 
mote. An entire floor is said to 
have been leased by him Yor occu- 
pancy in the near future, but in the 
meantime he will open temporary 
offices in a Fifth avenue building. 
The report that Williams person- 
ally would start in the producing 
field and possibly through 
First National can be paa.sed up 
entirely in the face of Williams' 
known opposition to X.\\i plan to 
have First National enter pro- 

Williams is known to have been 
a heavy loser in the Dallas (Hope) 
theatre proposition, which was 
started as a first run house in the 
territory to protect the interests of 
the First National franchise hold- 
ers in that portion of the south. 
The reports that he dropped $20,000 
in the venture fighting the Lynch 
interests in behalf of the First Na- 
tional are way short of the mark. 
Williams' losses there are nearer 

Williams' pa.ssing of hi.s stock to 
the director.s of First National will 
place the New York exchange on a 
ba.-^i.s where the organization ifKclf 
will have an interest with the po.s- 
sibility of their obtaining complete 
control eventually through the fact 
ihat Turner ^ Dahnken several 
weeks ago exi)rts.sed their willing- 
ness to dis?pose of their 60 per c^nt. 
of tli<? exchange. The corporation 
hoklH the entire exchange in tlio 
Texas territory where Williams 
made his big losing. 


Kansas City Teachers Want Appro- 
priate Pictures Friday Eve. 

Marcus Loew, Adolph Zukor and 
Jesse Lasky were present for the 
opening. Frank Bacon. Ed Wynn, 
Irene Bordoni and other stage stars 
dropped in to see the new theatre 

The new McVicker's seats 2.500. 
It Is a beautiful theatre in every 
respect and the second largest local 
user of electricity. There is a big 
sign in front of the same kind as 
that at the Chicago theatre. 

'The McVicker's is to play Para- 
mount pictures exclusively. This 
is emphasized In some of the billing 
matter displayed In front of the 
house. In addition there will ^^e 
presentations directed by S. Barret 
McCormack. A special feature for 
the opening show, which started 
last Thursday and continues all this 
week. Is the Adolph Bolm Ballet, 
presenting the Tartar Dance from 
Borondin's opera "Prince Igor." 
which Mr. Bolm originated with the 
Fokine creation of the DiagilefC 
Ballet Russe last season. The prin- 
cipals at McVicker's include Kon- 
stantin Kobeleff, Amata Grassi and 
(Miss) Franklin Crawford. 

J. G. Burch, manager itf the pre- 
vious McVicker's, is manager of 
the new theatre, which is the fifth 
house of Jones, Linick & Schaefer's 
In Chicago In which he superin- 
tended the building. ' 

It is planned to move the general 
offices of Jones, Linick & Schaefer 
Into the new building from the 
Rialto. - ' 

•Kansas City, Nov. 1. 

At a meeting of the executive 
board of the Kansas City. Ivans., 
Federation of Parent -Teacher As- 
sociations today, a motion picture 
committee was appointed to meet 
with theatre managers of the city 
in an effort to estahli.'jh I'^rlday 
night a.s "Family Nitrht" in nil the 
film houses. 

As many children attend the pic- 
ture shows on Friday evt'n;n,Ts. it 
i.s the desire of the member.*? of the 
federation to insure the presenta- 
tion of films appropriate to children 
ou that night. 


' . ' Los Angeles. Nov. 1. 
The Congressional Club of Wash- 
ington, an exclusive sorial orsaniza- 
tion. has elected Charles Chaplin to 
member.^hip as an expression of re- 
gard for his comedy talent. ,. 


Louis B. Mayer and lleginaM 
Barker are due to arrive from the 
coast today bringing the print of 
"Hearts Aflame," the first Barker- 
made Mayer production. Tii^ ad- 
vance reports on the picture have 
started competitive bidding for the 
handling of the distribution, with 
no particular releasing organizatioji 
as yet settled on. 

John Stahl, another Mayer dii-eo- 
tor, awived this week witii the print 
of "The DangeroitH Age." to be dis- 
tributed through First National. 

The 'Hearts Afl;im«'" pirlurv.- is to 
be shown at the Ritz Hotel, next 
wuck ax A. lM»n«iU pprf^^rmane^- r<>i 
the sufferers of the Canadian For-st 

Mayer and his two directors are 
to be teiulered a special luncheon 
at the liotel Monday of next week 

Another inside war In the exhib« 
iter faction threatens. Just at thif 
time, when it -'beffan to look m 
though the New York State exhib« 
itor organisation, headed by Charles 
O'Reilly, was about to make peace 
with the national body, headed by 
Sydney 0. Cohen, there seems to 
have l>een a split in the state body 
that will mean a real fight will 
start. . .^;i^ 

Following the Washington c6n« 
ventlon of the M. P. T. O., held last 
June, the New York State organ- 
ization, which had been champion- 
ing the cause of Senator James 
Walker, bolted the convention and 
then broke away from the national 
body. '■\>,'. . _■/,.. \,f;i^ 

A series of meetings held in New 

York city brought about an agree- 
ment whereby the National organ- 
ization withheld the issuing of k' 
new charter in the state providing 
the state organization would not go 
forth into other state fields and dis- 
rupt the existing state organizations. . 
This state of affairs continued un- 
til a week or ten days ago, when 
O'Reilly and Cohen had a love feast' 
and decided to throw their forces 
together for the present campaign 
for Governor of New York State, 
with the exhibitors backing the 
Democratic candidate, Al Smith. 

Senator Walker, while active *in 
the campaign for Smith, who is one 
of \i\» closest personal and political 
friends, feels O'Reilly by linking 
with Cchen has dropped Walker. At 
the time of the Washington row 
Walker stated that he would never 
line up with any move Cohen was 
Identified in. He is still sticking to 
that. f 

Samuel Berman, secretary of the 
state organization, is with Walker 
on the stand that he is taking as are 
also the most powerful of the menli 
bers of the Theatre Owners Cham- 
ber of Commerce in New York city, 
Wiillaafc Brandt is reported as hav- 
ing been in conference almost daily 
with Walker, and there is a possi- 
bility a campaign may be under- 
taken to form Chamber of Com- 
merce exhibitor organizations in the 
various big cities that will be in- 
dependent of the national oxhibitor 
organization and form the ground- . 
work for a new country-wide asso^ 
elation of exhibitors* • "^^ 

Cohen has announced that when 
his present term as president of the 
yk. P. T. O. A. is completed in June, 
1923, he will not be a candidate for 
re-election, and that he will step 
out of exhibitor organization work 
for at! time. It is on this that those 
trying to patch up the differences in 
the exhibitor field are operating. 

In the event that the present plans 
work out Senator Walker may make 
a trip around the country, possibly 
In company with some of the New 
York exhibitors, and start the work 
of organization and incidentally tell 
the inside story of what was behind, 
the split In New York. ^ ''-^ 

A member of the T. O. C. C, in 

discussing the status of the truce 
between O'Reilly and Cohen, stated 
that that organization would not 
stand by and see any one make a 
goat of Senator Walker. Walker, 
according to him, was the man who 
staved off picture cen.sorshlp in the 
state for two years, and through his 
own personal effort was solely re- 
sponsible for Sunday pictures in the 

"The oxhibitor.s of New York City 

who did not gain anything by Hie 

authorizing ol Sunday pictures, do 

/orget that i:>enator Walker 


qiade Sunday showings i)0.->.-ibIe 
throughout the stat. and the up- 
.'^tale e.xhibitor8 p-ofited by it, and 
we believe that tl»e up-staters are 
just as grateful as we arc for tlie 
efi'oi-ts that Walker midi in the be- 
half of ai: oC us. We wont forSt't 
what Walker did. ar.d neither will 
ih.-y, f*»Hl w*» *♦♦» with him lOU pcc 
cent, just a.<; lonr; a.^ "lO want.'^ "■< in 
any way that he asks us to .^^tand 
hy him. That is our .Vtitudo, and 
you eai rest a."sured that th. re will 

. be no g;et together with Sydiu-y S-" 
at which the daily and trade pre-ss ' Cohen unless such a step meets with 
are to be present. the approval of SAator Walker." 

. M..T>i.-^. wT' ,VTI7-). 

■I." '""hIk. 




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Friday, November 3, 1922 



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Opinion in Boston Referen- 
dum Vote Will Be "Yes"— 
^ Boston Only Against It 

'■■■:■ ^- Boston, Nov. 1. 

Xuesday Is the day when ,the 
voters of Massachusetts are to de- 
cide whether or not the motion pic- 
ture censorship law passed at the 
last session of the Legislature is 
to become a law. The bill appears 
on the ballot In the form of a ref- 
erendum, and it is the last chap- 
ter in the fight for and against cen- 
sorship which has been walked here 
for sometime. 

In the offlcinl Information to the 
voters that has been Issued during 
the last week the referendum peti- 
tion is set forth at full length with 
tlie entire bill and arguments for 
and against the measure. 

The censorship advocates are 
utilizing the speech made by Wil- 
liam A. Brady as the head of the 
K. A. M. P. I. before the Senate 
Committee of the Legislature of 
New Jersey, in which Brady stated 
thut the producers were the ones 
that held the right to decide what 
and what not the public should see 
on the screen, and they are pointing 
out to the voters that great finan- 
eial interests outside of the State 
are dictating to the people. 

The anti-censorship faction is 
charging the law is opening the door 
to graft, that it is Russian govern- 
ment in form ahd entirely un-Amer- 
ican and that censorship will bring 
higher .prices of admission to the 
poor man's entertainment. Point- 
ing out this fact they also state that 
Jf the screen was the entertainment 
of the wealthy, as grand opera is, it 
would not be interfered with. ;, >; 
A week in advance of the election 
the outlook is that the censorship 
measure will be approved of by the 
people. Boston Itself will vote "No" 
on the proposition, but the balance 
of the State will vote "Yes" in an 
overwhelming majority. A survey 
of the State by a number of poli- 
ticians is the basis for the predic- 
tion that the measure will pass. 

The referendum question No. 3 on 
the ballot Is: 

Shall a law (Chapter 438 of the 
Acts of 1921) which provides that 
It shall be unlawful for ary person 
to exhibit or display publicly In 
this Commonwealth any motion 
picture, fllm unless such film has 
been submitted and approved by 
the Commissioner of Public Safety, 
who may, subject to the appeal 
given by the act, disapprove any 
film or part thereof which is ob- 
scene, indecent, immoral, inhuman 
or tends to debase or corrupt 
morals or incite to crime, and 
may, subject to the approval of 
the Governor and Council, make 
rules and regulations for the en- 
forcement of tho act, which law 
was passed in the House of Rep- 
resentatives by a majority not re- 
corded, and in the Senate by 21 
votes in the afHrmatlve to 16 
votes In the negative, and was 
approved by His Excellency the 
Governor, be approved? 

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Alliance of Fox, Loew and Keith Interests Said to 
Have Offered Record Figure for Pickford's 
^Tess"— No Light on Exhibitor Bookings 


Detroit, Nov. 1. 
Houdi^ with his wonder show is 
to CQme back to Detroit for a two- 
weeks' engagement. He ma^ a 
personal appearance here at the 
Madison with his feature picture, 
"The Man from Beyond." Oct. 6, 
getting big business for the house 
against strong opposition, on the 
etrength of which a return engage- 
ment for two weeks In the town had 
been offered td the master edcape 


Lob Angeled. Nov. 1. 
Henry W. Kershaw, fa.her of Wil- 
htte Ktrfchaw and of Mrs. Thomas 
H. Ince. died on Monday night hore 
from acute, asthma. He was the 
treasurer ard auditor of the Ince 
Corporation, having been with them 
for Fcven yr.'irs. He 66 years 
of age and sttuted as a reporter in | 
St. Louis. A widow and the two 
daughters survive. 

Rumors were rife this week re- 
garding the possibility of the As- 
sociated Booking Corporation get- 
ting or not getting "Tess of the 
Storm Country" for release as 
against the circuits in Greater New 
York. Last week the publication of 
the story to the effect that the 
A. B. C. would get the picture caused 
a stir in looal fllm circles, with a 
general denial of the deal being 

made by Hiram Abrams of the 
Uaited Artists and a non-committal 
.statement from the A. B. C. regard- 
ing the situation. ^ - i 

Atop of that was a story that 
Loew, the Peerless Booking Corp^ 
in which the Keith, Proctor and 
Moss houses are represented, and 
the Fox people had clubbed to- 
gether and made an offer for the 
picture that topped an exhibition 
price ever gotten out of the New 
York territory. This was also 
denied. One of the principals who 
would have known had any deal 
been effected stated the circuits 
would be willing to take the picture 
providing the price was right but 
denied that there would be any com- 
petitive bidding for It. 

A representative of Mary Pickford 
stated the star had not given her 
approval to any contract for the 
picture other than that for the Aral 
Broadway run and that no contracts 
would be approved or signed until 
after that pre-release run, -* 

Reports of Intimidating practices 
have also been along the street in 
regard to the booking of the picture 
with the A. B. C, but the effort to 
run them down met with naught, 
but denial on all sides with a re- 
markable spirit of reticence being 
shown on the part of all concerned 
to discuss the matter. 

Variety's publication of the nego- 
tiations for "Tess of the Storm 
Country" last week crystallized the 
situation in regard to the other cir- 
cuits. The Loew, Moss and other 
Keith associated interests were swift 
to demand an explanation from Hi- 
ram Abrams. The United Artists 
head denied that the booking had 
been closed. Mr. Abrams made the 
same statement to the trade publi- 
cations, but he spoke in indcflnite 
and Inconclusive terms and did not 
deny that negotiations were In 
progress. As a matter of fact the 
deal with the Independent exhib- 
itor group is still on. or was on 
toward the middle of the week. 

The Associated Booking Co, Is In 
negotiation with owners of three or 
four other Important productions, 
and it was expected that announce- 
ment of definite booking would be 
made by the end of this week. 

The issue cam^ to a head, as far 
as the competing circuits were con- 
cerned, last week. The A. B. C, was 
given to understand that the cir- 
cuit people would make an active 
campaign against them In bidding 
for independent product and it be- 
came plain that a "trade war" was 
In the making. It was too early to 
get an opinion on the situation from 
anybody connected with the A. B. C. 
crowd, but it was regarded as un- 
liltMy they would go very far In run- 
I ning up film prices. In all likelihood 
the exhibitors will set the figure 
they stand ready to pay and decline 
to be jockeyed Into competitive bid- 
ding, regarded as destructive to 
business from the exhibitor ride. 

The A. B. C. may advance the 
nrgument to tho independent pro- 
dueer that the prcsi^crity of the 
new enterprise should be fostered 
by the producer In order that an 
"opposition" to the big circuits may 
be peri * 'uated for the protection of 
the independent film maker fro^n 


Tljc Famous Plny<>rs now liivo 
thi'te stars v.orklni; at their Lonq: 
1^'and studio. . with a fourth to be- 
fcin there shortly. 

The three are Tom Melghin. 
I>'irothy Dalton and Be>e Diinicl.^. 
"^ Ic . Brady is shortly to icaumo 
trc: - 


Met o h\i ••%■<. lvt'<i a new cfMirart 
rl.u;se which, wnilo doing away 
with the dei)0.'dt sys'cm on the part 
of the e:ihibitor. crmjHls him to j>ay 
for Ills i)icture 30 d;rs in advance 
of the i).ay date of th* prodnetlon. 

The ne.v cl-m.-^e W: s pi lerd in 
effe-'t on all contracts is.sued within 


Pays Salary for Two Weeks on 
"God's Prodigal" and 
; Stops Work . 

London, Oct. 19. 
Things do not seem to be going 
at all well with the latest greatly 
boomed picture making concern, 
][nternatIonal Artists. This organ- 
ization has Martin Sabine at Its 
head and Is associated with Stuart 
Blackton and Donald Crisp. Their 
first picture shown was that strange 
hnixture of iraprobalitles, "Tell Your 
Children." As a matter of fact 
"Tell Your Children" was a rehash 
made by Donald Crisp, of "Lark's 
Gate." a picture originally made 
by the defunct Gllddon-D'Eyncourt 

Under the name of Walter Tenny- 
son, D'Eyncourt plays opposite to 
Doris Eaton. He is a son of a 
police court magistrate. 

The future plans of the company 
were ambitious. It was, according 
to a statement made by Sabine, a 
case of British pictures, made by 
British producers and players, for 
British and world audiences. Amer- 
ican producers were brought In but 
they were declared to be of British 

Edward Jose was handling the 
latest production, "God's Prodigal," 
the company including Donald Crisp, 
Olaf Hytten, and Madge Stuart.. 
The company was out on exterior 
work and should have gone Into the 
Gaumont studios for the interiors. 
Members of it, however, report hav- 
ing received fortnight's salary and 
the abandonment of the production. 
It is thought the financier behind 
the concern has pot found picture 
production as profitable^as he doubt- 
less hoped it would be. 


A last minute censorship on "The 
Impossible Mrs. Bellew," the At- 
traction at the Rivoll last week, 
made it possible for the picture to 
play tho house. The State Board 
looked at the picture Saturday 
afternoon prior to the Sunday open- 
ing, and did not approve it, al- 
though changes suggested at a 
previous view had bee.-, made. They 
ordered further changes. 

The feature was sent back to the 
cuttinfr^ room and revamped again, 
and Sunday morning at 10 o'clock 
Mra. Hosmer, of the Board, again 
looked at the picture, finishing her 
view at 1 o'clock, and finally pa.ssing 
the production, which one hour later 
was on the screen at the theatre. 


The William Nigh production of 
"Notoriety," produced by L. Law- 
renc* Weber and Bobby North, may 
be purchased by Famous Players. 
This week North stated no had 
been closed but that one might" be 
within the next few days. 


Senational Charge in Amador Imi- 
>^ tation Suit 


Five Feature Pictures Now 
paying Indefinite En- 

' ■ ; Los Angeles, Nov. 1. 

A sensational turn is expected in 
the court proceedings whereby 
Charlie Chaplin, fllm comedian, is 
seeking to enjoin Charles Amador, 
under tho name of Charlie Aplin. 
from Imitating the Chaplin comedy 
stuff, when a charge will be made in 
the Superior Court that Chaplin is 
Koelting to creates monopoly on cer- 
tain classes of film comedies. 

Chaplin sued . the Western Pro- 
ductions Company to enjoin It from 
showing films featuring Alpin. He 
alleged that his "stuff' has been 
stolen by Alpin, in that he appeared 
in the baggy trousers, tight coat, 
funny shoes and bamboo cane. 

Judge Crain after viewing the pic- 
ture held Aplin was an imitator and 
granted Chaplin a temporary in- 

The production company an- 
nounced It would fight the case out 
on Its merits. Attorney Isidore 
Morris will file an answer contain- 
ing the monopoly charge against 
Chaplin. This answer sets forth 
that Chaplin coatiime, his manner- 
Isms, and his funny walk are "old 
stuff," used by various actors for 
the past half century. The unswer 
will deny the contention of Chapiin 
that h6 is originator of the comedy. 


•■ . .' London, Oct. 20. 

The ''feature" picture's indefinite 
run idea has caught on here. Fol- 
lowing "Nanook," the New Gal- 
lery in Regent street is showing tho 
Hepworth kiiiematographlc record, 
"Through Three Reigns"; the 
Samuelson picture, "The Game of 
Life," at the West End; "Foolih 
Wives," do'ng big bUFlness at tho 
-^"ew Oxford; "When Knighthood 
Was in Flower,*' without being sen- 
sationally successful, is probably 
doing better buslrres.^ than the Scala 
has seen for years. "The Four 
Horsemen" Is a huge hit fit the 
Palace, and now the Holborn Em- 
pire is giving a matinee run to the 
"sob-stuff" picture, "Where Is My 
Wandering Boy Tonight?" This is 
described as "a story of the lure of 
the city's lights, of a mother and 
her waywaM boy, a picture full of 

A year ago such runs were prac- 
tically unknown or, Just put on In a 
half-hearted way to keep a theatre 
warm. Richard Percy Burton suc- 
I ceeded at the Covent Garden House 
with "Allenby In Palestine," and 
various other people wooed fortune 
at the same house, includ^ig Walter 
Wanger, who commenced his sea- 
son with "The Glorious Adventure,** 
the first Stuart Blackston film made, 
which had as practically its only ap- 
peal, the appearance of Lady Diana 

The Stoll picture, "The Fruitful 
Vine," was tried at the Alhambra, 
so was the George Clark feature, 
"The Bigamist," but nothing roused 
Interest until -*-Way Down East" 
went Into the Empire and proved 
one of the financial successes of & 
disastrous season. 

'^Knighthood" at 75c Top in 
Picture House — "Robin 
Hood" at $2 at Orpheum 

Detroit, Nov. 1. 
The' two "Hoods" will open here 
Sunday, both for Indefinite runs. 
"When Knighthood Was in Flower" 
will be at a picture house at a top 
of 75 cent.s, while "Robin Hood" 
will commence a run at the Or- 
pheum, charging a top of %2. 


Indiana Women's Club Federation 
to Lobby for Bill 


Coast Rumor He Will 
-..;.'. Again ■■;. 

Never Act ' 

Los Angeles, Nov. 1. 

The report Is persistent that 
Wallie Rcid will never again appear 
before the camera for a moving pic- 
ture. The star Is still ill. 

Another but unverified rumor Is 
that Famous Players has dismissed 


Playwright's Widow, Remarried, 
Asking |50,000 from Vita 

The screen rights to foiw of the 
late Charles Klein's plays, "The 
Lion and the Mouse," "The Third 
Degree," "The Gamblers" and 
"Daughters of Men" figure In a 
$50,000 royalty suit the playwright's 
widow, Jjilllan Kleln-Flannagan 
(since remarried) has Instituted In 
the Kings County (N. Y.) Supreme 
Court against the Vitagraph Co. of 
America, Inc. 

The action Is based on a contract 
of Sept. 20, 1918, when Vita ac- 
quired the screen rights to theHC 

' 'f' ' • Indianapolis, Nov. 3. 
Indianapolis, Nov. 1. 
Women's Clubs last week adopted % 
resolution withdrawing support ■ 
from the Indiana Board of Photo- 
play Indorsers. The calling for the 
appointment of a committee tolo'oby 
in the leginlature (which meets in 
January) for a movie censorship 
bill, caused considerable surprise. 

Tho c'.ub federation has supported 
the Indorsers, who are an organiza- 
tion of women, with branches in 
practically every large commxinity 
In the state. They Issue monthly . 
Indorsements of good pictures and 
ignore those considered bad. 

Picture men of Indiana also have 
co-operated with the Indorsers. It 
was the work of the Indorsers in 
the legislature two years ago which 
prevented establishment of censor- 

Movie men have made no move 
to combat the expectetl censor.ohip 
drive so far. Big local exhlbrors 
said they supposed some opposition 
would be organized, but they 
thought producers ought to take the 
lead because censorship primarily y 
affects the film maker. 


Anniversary in New York State for 
Territorial Manager 

Some months ago Nigh announced 
he would make a production, to be plays on an assignment from the 
entitled "Notoriety." and a few | Siegmund Lubin Manufacturing Co. 
weeks later the Famous Players The author's widow was to receive 
;ils:o announced a production with ' ten per cent. lntere.«tln the gross 
the same title. The Weber and receipts of each production, against 
North picture wns the first to reach ' which $1 000 was advanced In cash. 

the market. 

The Paramount is to have a 
Harry BuxbJ^um Anniversary Week 
in NeUr "^'ork State. The dates 
Kclected Is from Dec. 3 to 9, whieh 
will mark tho second anniversary 
of the advent of Burbaum as man- 
ager of the territory. 

7'he mark that Is set for the 

salesforce to shoot at Is (n excess 

' of 2,00 weeks of contraoLs wiil>in the 

' slate confined for the week. They 

' are already past the 100 mark. 

She claims $63,853.26 due her to 
date, ndmiltini? receipt of $13,853.26. 
Mr.''. Flnnnagan Is suing for the 
$r)0,000 balance. 

S.jmtiel W. Tannenbaum is rcp- 


Los Angeles, Nov. 1, 
A potential screen star has been resenting the plaintiff. 
lf>st ihrouKh tho marriage of Mar- 
jorie I'rcvost, sister of Marie, to 
Lloyd Bergen, a San<» 


Harry Corn Moves to Fox's 
Ilirry Corn, wiili the A^etro home 
otilce st.iff fo- a numlter of year.^, 
resipned, and in the future will le 
fiiwoeia'ed wi(h thy William Kox or * >*•'; = -«• j 
;;i.ii::.;;:lon. - »mctor<« 


A boom for comedies of fe.iturc 
TPTnrttr. apparently insp'rod hy the 
success of the ll.i ' Lloyd pic- 
ture', l.s reported flouri.Hh'tiK. A 
comedian who Im-.i attracted atti-n- 

Elmer Harris Joins New Combine 

Los Angeles, Nov. 1. 
Elmer Harris, Mary Plckford'a 
.';c< nario editor, is the l.itest recruit 
to tho Thomp.ton Buchanan-Frank 
E. Wood.s combine. 

Buchanan -trid Wood«< left the 
Famous IM.iyir.s to head a produc- 
tion ««W 4*{ their ow n , . . 

tlon In a recent comedy feature Is 
reported to have received oflfe.** for 

Operation on Tommy Dowd 

T<'nimy Dowd. as.'^lslant to S. L. 
ir thAf'l at the Capitol, was oper- 
ated en tlii.i week at .ils home. He 

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jSted Man Promoted Gljnm and Ward House, Which 
" Now Joins Circuit— Price Reported at $1,000,000 
— -Gljmn't Patchogue for Keith 

■ Reports reaching New York fol- 
lowing the Keith opening at Cleve- 
land, which Mike Glynn and Mar- 
eu« Loew attended, say that Loew 
Will purchase Glynn and Ward's 
JUtorla, Long Island, theatre. While 
th* consideration is not mentioned. 
It's reported at |1,000,000. , 

Mike Glynn, accerdlng to the 
•tory. intends to devote himsalf to- 
tha new theatre he Is building at 
1E*atchogue. Long Island, which is to 
play vaudeville booked -by the 
Keith office. Glynn's Astoria the- 
ettre has been declared opposition 
te the past by both Keith's and 
liOew's. With Its absorption by 
JPo«W the opposition ban by Keith's 
*lf 4pt to be removed. 

Charles Schwab, the steel man, 
Woently became largely concerned 
'ma a stockholder in Loew's, Inc. It 
was presumed at that time there 
would be some connection mado be- 
tween Loew's and the Ward and 
dlyhn theatres. Schwab backed 
Ward and Glynn and Is believed to 
hold an interest in all of the Ward 
Glynn theatres still. 

: $.15,000 A_WEEK OFFER 

Keetaurant Man's Tender to Paul 

th6 Trianon Cafe, Chicago, a new 
'IBlUt<m -dollar restaurant, is dlcker- 
Ir with Paul Whlteman and band 
for t*.e opening o' the restaurant. 
The restaurant people offer White- 
man )15,000 for the weeks' engage- 

Whlteman !ij also the recipient of 

An $8,000 weekly offer from Ernie 

Y'ouDff, the Chicago agent, to play 

two weeks at the Marigold Gardens 

.tod another cabaret. 

Harold Bachman's Million-Dollar 

• Band, which created a furore around 
Chicago, has been booked by the 

• K- h circuit. 


Twelve thousand vaudeville actors 
are laying off at the present time, 
according to the estimate of sta- 
tistical authorities. This means 
that 8,000 actors out of an esti- 
mated total of 20.000 are continu- 
ously employed. At the various 
vaudeville agencies the bookers re- 
port plenty of material available. 

The only exceptions to the rule 
are headline and feature acts, ac- 
cording to the booking men. At the 
Pantages office it was said that they 
were booked up eight weeks in ad- 
vance. Headliners and features 
could be Inserted Into the bills from 
week to week, but the bulk of the 

bills were laid out far ahead. 

The Loew Ircult, one of the few 
of the small time vaudeville circuits 
to prove an exception to the rtile, 
reports plenty of acts. The Loew 
people prefer to book from week to 
week In that manner, getting the 
cream of the surplus needed and in 
a position to capitalize current con- 
ditions. • The Loew people, with 
most of their bookings in the east 
and n.iddle west, have been book- 
ing from week to week since the 
sea )n ' ened. 




Popularizing Compotitiont 
by Broadcasting — Loca- 
tion Chosen to Keep in 
Toudi with Stage Talent — 
Planned as Sales Adjunct 




Move Against Practice of Changing $2 and $3 
. Premiums for Less Desirable Seats — ^Action for 
^Protection of Attraction'* 

IS VALUED AT $10,000 


The Music Publishers* Protective 
Association is Installing Its own 
radio broadcasting station at its 
headquarters on West 45th street to 
facilitate a consistent ''plug" for 
the publishers' popular output. The 
station was purchased from the 
U. S. Government having been de- 
signed for use on a warship. Pur- 
chased from Federal instead of 
commercial interests It represents 
a cost of 14.000, as against 110,000 
cost otherwise. 

In addition to assuring an ex- 
ploitation medium through the 
(Continued on page 3) 


Mrs. Wenzeil to Play 20 Weeks 

at Hotel Supported by 

Paid Professionals 

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Minneapolis, Nov. 8. 

Unless Minneapolis theatre-goers 
display more interest in legitimate 
attractloris'fflJpearlng at the Metro- 
politan theatre, this city Is in dan- 
ger of losing whatever standing it 
may still have In the theatrical 

That was evident at a luncheon 
of the Minneapolis Rotary Club, 
when Helen Hayes and other mem- 
bers of the cast of "To the Ladies," 
current attraction at the Met, were 
guests of the Rotarlans, and in 
short talks appealed to the club 
membership to support the current 
attraction which has been playing 
!• poor bueinets* 

Mrs. Adolphe Wenzeil, noe Zillah 
Thompson, a leader In New York 
society, has let it be known that 
she is directing her ambitions 
toward a profetsional stage career. 
Tp this end she has subsidized a 
series of 60 "Little Theatre" per- 
formances at the Hotel Maje.stlc, to 
cover 20 weeks this winter, and she 
will do scripts by Wilde, Plnero, 
Galsworthy, etc. This is a unique 

From time to time professionals 
will be invited as vLsitlng stars and 
will be paid. Mrs. Wenzeil Is pre- 
pared to finance the project and as- 
sume its losses. She expects to get 
training without leaving Fifth ave- 
nue too long at a time, without hav- 
ing to start by playing "bits," with- I 
out having to take a ohano*. 

A new wrinkle in cabaret enter- 
tainment and design will be offered 
on Broadway early in December. 
It will be called "The Kingside" 
and will occupy the basement of 
the Earl Carroll theatre, which will 
be remodeled. Up to now the space 
has been untenanted. It Is said that 
Benny Leonard is interested in the 
venture and the report Is that a 
brother of the lightweight boxing 
champion has signed a lease on the 

The plans call for the dance floor 
to be in the form of a '^squared 
ring." such as is used for boxing 
bouts, with ropes enclosing the 
floor. Women boxers will supply 
the feature of the show. A group 
of feminine "scrappers" arrived 
here from Germany some time ago 
and are said to have been engaged. 
Bouts with other women aspirants 
for glove honors are to be staged. 

Leonard is slated for the new 
Winter Garden show and will be 
close to the "Ringside," the rear of 
the Garden facing the Carroll the- 
atre. Leonard will be present each 
evening and will conduct the 
"bouts." A special entrance to the 
cafe will be constructed on the 
Seventh avenue side of the Carroll 


The Keith office will take action 
to prevent acts on the same bill 
from duplicating imitations of Gal- 
lagher and Shean. The prevalence 
of the imitators and th^ popularity 
of the originals have started an 
epidemic of Gallagher and Shean 
imitations that have been the 
means of several conflicts on each 

The "practice has even affected 
the bands, ^nds are using imita- 
tions, the musicians wearing bats 
similar to the originals and playing 
the Mr. X3aliagher and Mr. Shean 
song in imitation of the human 
v«cal duet. j 

The "Music Box Revue" manage- 
ment has set an example In con- 
trolling the activities of the "gyp" 
class of ticket speculators. After 
the first week the box ofllce at the 
Music Box shut out all the smaller 
agencies when it was found those 
brokers were charging |7.70 and 
(Continued on pace 9) 


Wins State Senatorehip for Pitts- 
burgh on Liberal Platform 

Pittsburgh, Nov. 8. 

Late reports bea*- out the election 
of John P. Harris as State Senator 
in Pennsylvania on the Republican 
ticket. Mr. Harrl« was opposed by 
the reform element, which made a 
campaign issue of his liberal atti- 
tude towi.rd Sunday amusements. 

Harris is an ally of the Keith Cir- 
cuit, being head of the Keith enter- 
prises in Pennsylvania and asso- 
ciated with Harry Davis. They 
oi)erate the Davis. Pittsburgh, a 
Keith-booked house* and other 
theatres. •^>*'V; ■Tk>pV'. ■ 

Mr. Harris was the nominee from 
Allegheny county, the most power- 
ful and progressive county in the 
State. The anti-Sunday and blue 
law elemenC made a violent cam- 
paign against him. but he conducted 
a dignified campaign and l|;norcd 
personalities. -^ 


Newark, N. J., Nov. 8. 

Manager Goldlng of Proctor's 
Palace has been advertising for local 
talent to take part in a community 
motion picture play which he In- 
tends to present the week of Nov. 

The picture will be shot In New- 
ark under the direction of George 
Terwllliger. About 200 will bo used 
In the cast. 



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Paris Comedy Has Bsdroom Scsna 
on Dark Stage 

Paris. Nov. 8. 

Following Verneuil's "La I'omme," 
the management of the little The- 
atre Michtl produced, Nov. 4, a new 
three-act comedy, "Ma Dame J3e 
CompaBnie," by Robert L«\veUne 
and Andr6 Ticard. which met with 
a nice reception. The cast in udcs 
I»alau, Le CriUo (from the Palais 
Royal), Ktchepare, M.nes, Spinelly 
and Marguerite Templey. 

The three acts recite that the 
heroine, Linf, becomes dissalislied 
with her domestic lot and quits her 
husband, and her lover as well, 
eeeking a situation as lady's mnid 
In the employ of Robert's aunt. 
Robert, a middle-aged bachelor, dis- 
covers his mistress is unfaithful, 
and engages Line himself att tmv- 
eling companion. 

They travel about platonlcally. 
On their return to Ro^rt's apart- 
ment Line's lover appears brandish- 
ing a revolver. Comes also the hus- 
band seeking evidence for a divorce 
suit. Robert becomes indignant. 

The final act deals with the recon- 
ciliation of Line and Robert. The 
scene Is Robert's bedroom and the 
stage Is entirely dark. The piece is 
shrewdly written. It Is not as hope- 
lessly vnlgar aa it sounds In the 
recital, due to the witty treatment. 






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Oafarred Till Spring So Berlin and 
Harris Can B« Praaant 


The first word I ever learned to 
spell was, before I went to school, 
on an old Singer Sewing Machine. 
My aunt taught it to me. It was on 
the little ,nickle plate slide whore 
you put in the "bobbin." It was in 
big letters. It was "NOTICE." Yes. 
notice that it was NOT-lCTl 
Frankie Van Ella Barry's nephew, 
Van Hoven. 

P. 8. — Spending Sunday with my 
pal Joe Halbart at Prospect, Brook- 



Has Offer to Do ^'Dollar* and Sense" 
in French 

'London, Nov. 8. 

Alan Brooks has received an offer 
to do "Dollars and Sense' in Frtnch 
in Paris and will cross the Channel 
to enter negotiations. The offer 
named 15,500 francs a week for the 
first four weeks. 

If the deal is closed the piece will 
probAbly go on at the Alhambra, 
Paris. Meanwhile Brooks has noth- 
ing to worry about. The English 
managers have taken kindly to him 
and he is booked up practically 
solid until the middle of January. 
Beyond that he Is not committing 
himself until the Paris arrangement 
has been closed. 


Champs Elysees Adopts Novel De' 
vice for Quick Change of Scene 


Margaret Lawrence Fails to Secure 
Cast for "Secrets'* 

London, Nov. 8. 

Margaret Lawrence came to Lon- 
don to see and study "Secrets," be- 
ing cast for the American produc- 
tion in the part played here by Fay 
Compton. She also was commis- 
sioned to secure an English support- 
ing company if possible. 

Miss I^wrence declares she has 
found English actors too high in 
price or unavailable for America. 
Rehearsals have begun already for 
the American production. Miss 
Lawrence sails for home on the Ma- 
jestic November 8. 

♦ i Paris, Oct. 20. 

The revival of "Les Rates" by R 
H. Lenormande at the Champs 
Elysees, with Geo. Pitoeff and Mme. 
KaifT In^he leads, is in 14 tableaux, 
and in order to facilHate a more 
rapid chnnge of scenery the big 
stage is divided into two floors 
(upper and Icwer), which are also 
divided into two sections, thus 
making four stages in all. The 
scenes thus follow in rapid succes- 
sion by drawing aside a separate 
curtain. The plot of "Les Rates" 
(signifying those who have failed 
in life) depicts the sordid career of 
an author and his wife, an actress, 
working together,' who tour from 
town to town and meet with deeper 
failures as age progresses. 

Ermete Zacconi, the Italian 
actor, is due in Paris with his com- 
pany, and will appear at this house 
next week. 

. * London, Nov. 8. 

The English presentation of the 
"Music Box Revue" has been set 
back until the spring by C. B. Coch- 
ran, who had announced its produc- 
tion for the Palace at Christmas. 
The "Four Horsemen of the Apoca- 
lypse," film, is the current attrac- 
tion. Marcus Loew has extended 
the picture's booking until March, 
having prolonged hia tenancy of the 
Palace, for which he is paying |4,000 
weekly rent. The picture is a solid 
hit. ^ 

Mr. Cochran, who is in New York, 
said the London production of the 
"Music Box Revue" had been de- 
ferred until spring at the request 
and for the convenience of Sam H. 
Harris. It had been arranged for 
Hassard Short and Irving Berlin to 
go to London to direct the show. 
Berlin and Short, however, were un- 
able to go abroad this fall because 
of the musical production being 
readied by them for the Duncan Sis- 
ters, who are under Mr. Harcis' 




Looking Over "Partners Again," 
Which They Will Do Abroad 

Yorke and Adams, the Hebrew 
comedians who have been in Eng- 
land for a number oT years, arrived 
in New York last week to see 
"Partners Again," the P. and P. 
show at the Selwyn. They will re- 
turn to England next week and 
shortly thereafter sail from London 
to South Africa, where they will ap- 
pear in the "Partners" show. 

Charles B. Cochran has secured 
the English rights to the new P. 
and P. comedy and had intended 
usfrg Yorke and Adams In it there. 
The piece will l^p produced in Lon- 
don during the winter with other 
leads, as Yorke and Adams will not 
be available until next summer. At 
that time they will put on "Back- 
ers and Brokers," which has not 
been seen in London. 

London, Oct. 28. 
Ralph Lohse and Nan Sterling are 
among the few survivors of the re- 
cent American "invasion." They are 
this week holding an Important 
position in the Victoria Palace bill 
and are going big.'' This is their sec- 
ond visit to the house and they re- 
turn again within a few weeks. 

At the "top" of the current bill at 
the Victoria Palace is Peggy O'Neil. 
The engagement was made imme- 
diately on her return from her re- 
cent short visit to New York, a visit 
which embraced a motor car smash 
in which her uncle was killed and 
In which the actress herself was 
badly injured. Her reception at the 
VlctoMa wa.s big. Her vehicle Is 
still the playlet, "Kippers and 
Kings." Her^ next appearance in 
legitimate un'der the Courneldge 
management will be in a new play 
by H. A. Vachell. 

Anthony Ellis is looking for a 
West End house at which to produce 
a new comedy, "Marriage by Install - 
ments.'» , „ ' , ., . 


English Actor to Do *Mf Winter 
Comes" in U. S. 

London, Nov. 8. 
Cyril Maude will star: in America 
in his production of "If Winter 
Comes" under the management of 
Charles Dillingham. The opening is 
planned for next autumn. 



Paris, Nov. 8. 

Zibell and Braxton, nominal man- 
agers of the Mogador, revived on 
Nov. 6 an elaborate version of Hen- 
rik Ibsen's "Peer Gynt" with the 
music by Grieg. This work was 
formerly given by Lugne Poe, but 
this is the first tmie "Peer Gynt" 
has been seen as a big 15-tabUaux 
production in Paris. It was well 
received, and amply fills the period 
neces.'»ary for rehearsals of the new 
comedy, "La Belle de Cadix." by 
Magre, music by Andrfi Gaihard. 

The title role is held by Henri 
Roger, with Suzanne Dcspres in 
the part of Aase and the Anltra 
dance is executed by Isabel d'Etches- 
sarry. The music is executed by 
the Lamoureux orchestra under the 
direction of Paul Paray. 


, London, Nov. 8. 
"St. James Beating on the Door," 
the sixth Bolshevik meJodrama of 
the season, started off well, but was 
ridiculed when it got "thick" before 
the final curtain. Success is ex- 
tremely unlikely. 


Paris. Oct. 20. 

Mme. Yvette Guilbert has taken 
over the Theatre Albert I for a 
time and proposes presenting here 
American plays in December. 

She also hopes to secure premises 
where she can establish a school 
for foreign dramatic students, simi- 
lar to the one she ranr In New York 
years ago and which S'he will con- 
tinue when she returns to America 
next year. 


Gladys Dore, who achieved a hit 
in the Nora Bayes show, "Queen o' 
Hearts," has been signed for Lon- 
don. Her "Tom Tom" dance was 
a hit in the Bayes show and on the 
strength of it I. J. L. Sachs, the 
London producer, placed her under 

She will sail directly after the 
closing of the Bayes offering next 


London, Nov. 8. 

The Tomson Twins, who were 
scheduled to open Monday in 
"Smoke Rings," notified Albert De 
Courvllle they could not fill the en- 
gagement because they were sailing 
Wednesday, November 8. 

De Courville threatened to pre- 
vent the girls from leaving the 
country by a court order, and there 
the situation stands. 

Several members of the "high- 
brow" ladles' Lyceum Club recently 
set off for the Coliseum to see th« 
Duncan Sisters. Arriving there 
they found to their horror that-the 
Griffiths Brothers were presenting 
their performing horse "Pogo." A 
performing animal! They went 
back to the club and forthwith wrote 
a letter of protest to Sir Oswald 
Stoll, in which they reminded him 
of hia high position in the world, 
and ckxpreMed their disgust that a 
manager of his high standing should 
allow performing animals on the 
stage after the disgraceful disclos- 
ures made before the Parliamentary 
Committee on Performing Animals 
last year. As a matter of fact, most 
of the evidence against animal train- 
ers collapsed under cross-examina- 
tion, and the performers won the 
day. The joke about the whole 
thing, however, is that the perform- 
ing horse "Pogo" is composed as 
follows: The hind legs, old Fred 
Griffiths, the front legs his son. Fred 
has been Ill-treating animals of a 
like composition to the joy of multi- 
tudes for about half a century. 

When changes are necessary 
the cast of "Phl-Phl," at the Pa^ 
vilion. owing to the demands of 
pantomime. Fred Kitchen will drop 
in. Stanley Lupino a.nd Jay Laurier 
both go out to play pantomime en« 


London, Nov. 8. 
Gordon Firmin, London repre- 
sentative for Ben Fuller, of Aus- 
tralia, died suddenly. 

iC 5,000,000 PARK SALE 

London, Nov. 8. 
Eustace Gray bought in White 
City for half a million pounds. 


143 Charing Cross Road 
LONDON — -^ 

Director, JOHN TILL ER 



t26 West 46th 8t., New York 

Ethel Levey Wants "Kitten" 
Ethel Levey Is negotiating for the 
English producing rights to the 
Hamnier.«'tein musical show, "The 
Blue Kitten." If securing the piece 
Miss Levey will appear In It in 
London as well as staging and spon- 
soring it. 


Nov. 11. — Jessica Brown (New 
York for London), Homeric. 

November 8. — Margaret Lawrence 
(Majestic, London for New York). 

November 4 — Tyler Brooke (Cel- 
tic, London to New York). 

Nov. 9. — Nick Holde and wife 
(London for New York), President 

Teddie Gerrard returned to Lon- 
don at the top of the current Alham- 
bra bill and had a iine reception 
from the sparse first house. Fred 
A. Leslie has now replaced Ernest 
Marini as her partner. Her act con- 
sists of dialog, dances, songs and 
the Chinatown episode from the 
revue "A to Z." Sharing the top of 
the bill with her is Ethel Irving in 
the somewhat tame sketch, "Lead- 
ing Them On," which was recently 
seen at the Coliseum. Ed La Vin%, 
who had to retire owing to sudden 
illness some weeks ago, Is back and 
Is a big success with his juggling 
act. Other acts Were Daimler and 
Eadle. Southwbod and the Pink 
Lady. Hanlon Brothers, Bristrow 
Brothers, the champion one-legged 
French jumpers; Mark Coney, a 
comedian, and Arthur Lewis, a 
dancer of the usual type. Matinees 
and first house8..he«re are not well 
patronized, but the second houses 
reach capacity. . K 

"Battling Butler," the musical 
play which Jack Buchanan hopes to 
do in the West End before Christ- 
mas, has been written by Phillip 
P.raham, with music by Stanley 
Brightman and Austin Melford. 
Phyllis Titmuas, who has been long 
absent through illness, will make a 
West End reappearance In the pro- 
duction, and other members of the 
cast will be Fred Leslie, son of the 
famous Gaiety comedian; Austin 
Melfrrd and Frederick Ross. 

contract for the Pinero Cycle at th« 
Royalty, is meanwhile playing Iq 
vaudeville. Che produced a sketch 
by Michael Orme entitled "Tha 
Greatest Invention of AH' at Glaa« 
gow recently and cornea to the West 
End shortly.::; . .:::*,> 


After the depression which haa 
prevailed for so long and just when 
things were generally bucking up, 
the business Is threatened by a gen- 
*eral election. This means the coun- 
try win be given yp to politics for 
some weeks and 75 per cent, of the 
public will think of little else. Th« if 
revues will ha\e the best chance, | 
as they will be able to introduce ? 
political skits and burlesques. / ndr©-^ 
Chariot and Paul Murray are losing tl 
no time In this direction and have 
already arranged to insert a "Po- **»• 
litlcal Ballet" into "Snap " at tha t^ 
Vaudeville. In this Herbert Mundin 
and Denis Cowle will apj^ear as 
Lloyd George and Bonar Law re^icS 
spectively. ^ 

lit 1 

Leon M. Lion and J. T. Grein have- 
taken a lease of the Royalty fov,v{| 
their Pinero Cycle and open Oct. 30. i 
The first revival will be "Mld-'^ 
Channel." The cast includes Iren* *J 
Vanbrugh in her original parta^g^ 
Clarke Jervolse. Janet Eccles, Helen ^ 
Morris, Scott Sunderland. •Martin* 
Lewis and Leon M. Lion. .'ni^ 


A new theatre is to be built in 
Covent Garden. The new building 
will face Drury Lane and the siteo^ 
has been acquired by Laurence^ 
Cowen, r.ovelis'.. playwright and * 
showman, wt^o was ^nce known ajt"f. 
the "Lesser CoIuhtdus." Dengia 4 
Eadle has secured the first lease and .j 
It Is hoped to be aL'e to open in the ^ 
autumn of next year. , '*^ 

No the .vTe has been found for th# ^ 
Dellodrama "The Way of an Eagle,** " 
which must leave the Aldw>'cK'^' 
Oct. 23 after 150 performances. ' ' - 

Al. ert de Courvllle's new revue,' j.. 
^"Smoke Rings," was recently pro-, j^ 
duced at Sheflleld and will be seeB> 
in London Nov. 6. "S 

Jack Buchanan will present a ^- • 
minute vaudeville show for some 
weeks. In January he will send out ,. 
a provincial tour of "A to Z." He '- 
Is also looking for a West End 
house at which to produce "Battling 
Butler." 4 

The J. H. Benrlmo revival of 
"Charles I" has not had a long run '^ 
at the Ambassadors and finishes V 
Oct. 28. It will be followed by Jo- -i 
seph Conrad's "The Secret Agent." 

"Zozo," recently produced at the 
Little and from there transferred to 
,the Strand, where it had to finish to 
make way for "Angel Face," will go 
into, the provinces at the end of De- 
cember. Several members of the 
London cast will tour. Including 
Fnrren Sou tar and Arthur Helmore. - 


London, Nov. 8. 
Gus and Gordon Bostock are ne- 
gotiating to secure Covent Garden 
for four weeks. 

£200 Song Prize 
Jack Snyder's "In Maytime I 
Learned to Love" recently won a 
prize of £200 in a London waltz 
song contest. The author-pub- 
lisher's "November Rose" is being 
boomed by Al Livsey, bu«>inciu& man- 
ager of the Snyder company. 

*> ^or London Cabaret 

\it*i\ I' London, Nov. 8. 

J<M»ica.l .'Brown ^ sails from New 
York on the Homeric Nov. 11 to 
appear in the Grafton Galleries 
cabaret for six weeks. 


London, Nov. 8. 
Teddie Arundel, musical comedy 
and film favorite, died here suddenly 
of heart disease November 5. 


Henry Bazin, author and poet, 
formerly of Philadelphia, died In 
Paris Oct. 27 of heart disease, aged 
60 years. He leaves a young wife. 

The Vilna Troupe of Jewish Play- 
ers open at the Kingsway Oct. 26. 
Their repertoire consists of plays of 
Jewish life in the ghetto. They have 
already toured France, Germany, 
Holland and Belgium. 

Reuben Alamoullan of the Moscow 
Studio Theatre will produce "The 
Beating on the Door" at the St. 
James. The action takes place in 
Petrograd during the early days of 

Wal Pink, author. of Innumerable 
vaudeville acts, sketches and revues. 
Is seriously ill with double pneu- 




Franklin Dyall, Mary Jerrold and 
DoMs Lloyd will play the leading 

"Co-optimists" Tour 

London, Nov. 8. 
"Co-optimist.s" will be talvcn on a 
world tour at the flni«h of tho Lon- 
don run. a second company being 
formed for the British provinces. 

Walter Edm«nd. who for some 
years managed the old ,Sfrand 
music hall in a.^isoriation with Jolly 
John Nash, died here last week at 
the age of 86. He ^wa.s for many 
yoars mu.sical director of the Mo- 
hawk Min.strels. at the Agrictiltural 
Hall, but retired from the entertain- 
ment world some 30 years ago to 
devote him.self to writing educa- 
tional musical works. 

Following the lines of other peo- 
ple who would have the public like 
what they themselves like, Norman 
J. Norman has taken the flop of 
"Angel Face" badly. He has been 
Inundating the press with explana- 
tions as to how and why the piece 
failed. "Angel Face ' was not the 
only piece that died on Oct. 31. 
That date saw the last of "The Tolls 
of Yoshimoto" at the Little, "Double 
or Quit" at the Apollo, "Mr. Budd of 
Kennington" at the Royalty, and 
"Mr. Garrick" at the Court. 

Sir Alfred Butt and Arthur Col- 
lins have secured "Kreisler" for Ulti- 
mate production at Drury Lane. 
This piece, which is due for pro- 
duction in New York shortly, hae 
been adapted from the. German by 
Louis Napoleon pjirker. Forty-two 
.scones arc required for the unfold- 
ing of tlir story. This Ih made pos- 
sible by the mechanical device of 
Sven (iode, a Norwegian engineer. 
(C«)n(inued on page 26) 

Margaret Ilalstan, who Is under 



"The Adonis of the Air" 

.^onsatioii of thf> r.ritish Theatrical 
Wo r 111. 

RenmrknMy sucr^'.-mftil at the Alhamhrft, 

Now Touring Europe 

Henson in "Night Out" 

London, Nov. 8. 
Char. Dillingham Is arranging for 
L slie Henson to appear in America 
in "A Night Out." 



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Friday. November 10, 1922 



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Palace, Central and Stole Have Big Names in Op- 
position — Respectively Misses Brice and Penning- 
ton; Irene Castle and Eva Tanguay 


Keith Acts May Play Open 

Time Without Being 



Three Timea Square vaudeville 

houses are spendingr about $8,750 

for headliners this week. These flg- 

. ures do not Include the balance of 

. the bills. 

: - J^t Keith's Palace the bill will 
be topped by Fannie BrIce In her 
second week and Ann Penninston, 
who will split the top line. Miss 
Brice gets $2,000 weekly. Miss Pen- 
nington.- who opened a vaudevill^ 
tour at Moss" -Coliseum last week. 
Is asking $1,750 for vaudeville. » 

At the Central. New York, Irene 
Castle will ke the added attraction 
With Weber & Friendlander's "Facta 
and Figures." Shubert vaudeville 
urit. at a reported .«<alary of $3,000 
weeRly. The house nnd the attrac- 
tion are splitting the salary, ac- 
cording to report. 

At Lo^''s State. Eva Tanguay 
will top the bill, playing a Solo 
week's engagement for the Loew 
circuit at $2,200 net weekly. The 
cyclonic comedienne opened for the 
Shubert vaudtviUe circuit last week, 
joining the "Faots and Figures" 
unit at Hartford. Miss Tanguay 
tried to cancel the Loew engagement 
• to continue into the Central with 
the unit, but was held to her con- 
tract by the Loew circuit. 

Irene Castle closed last week at 
' Rochester with "Dances and Fash- 
ions." after a losing road trip. Mi?s 
Castle immediately opened negotla- 1 
tions with the Keith circuit, re- 
questing two weeks' booking to be- 
gin Monday of this week. 

The artist and the Keith peo- 
ple are reported as difTerlng over 
salary. Miss Castle asking $3,000. 
She accepted the unit engagement 
for the two weeks, following which 
"Dances and Fashions ' is to be re- 
vived for another try. \ 

The raise went into effect Mon- 
day, when Weber and Friedlander's 
♦•Facts and Figures" opened a 
week's engagement, with Irene 
Castle as an added attraction. 

Miss Castle is receiving $3,000 for 
the week, which Is spilt between the 
house -nd the attraction. She will 
play one more week of Shubert 
,- vaudeville, according to report, 
then go into a revised version of 
*'X)ances and Fashions." 

The "two for one" plan may be 
tried to stimulate the matlhee busi- 
ness at,th* Crescent. Brooklyn. 


The Pathe Freres Corp., disk rec- 
ord and phonograph manufacturers, 
this week .arrived at a settlement 
agreement with Its creditors, to 
whom it is indebted tp the extent of 
$3,500,000. The company is said to 
have $5,000,000 assets. 

The arrangement provides for the 
creditors in the Pathe- Freres Corp. 
to accept stocks and bonds for cor- 
responding amounts in the new 
Pathe Phonograph & Radio Corp.. 
recently formed to market radio sets 
In conjunction with the musical In- 
struments and records. Federal 
Judge Edward L. Garvan in the U. 
S. District Court for Brooklyn, N. 
Y.. signed an order to that effect, 
empowering William C. Redfleld. 
Benjamin M. Kaye and Eugene A. 
Witlmann. receiver of the Pathe 
Co., to complete arrangements with 
Pitney. Twolmey ^ Pitney, attor- 


"Troubles'* Expanded Headed For 
Run at Chicago Garrick 

"The Troubles of 1922," the Davl- 
dow and LeMaIre Shubert unit show 
with George Jessell, is to be ex- 
panded into a revue for legitimate 
bookings at the end of the season 
and will be the summer attraction 
at the Garrick, Chicago. 

The show played the Winlev Gar- 
dert Sunday night, following w.iich 
the Shuberts decided on ':he r: ove. 
"Troubles* has played th? i:nj,'le- 
wood. Chicago, but the Garrick 
booking as a unit has been con- 
celled in light Of the summrr show 


Harry Pease, former vaudevillian 
and now staff lyric writer of Leo 
Feist. Inc.. music publishers, was 
arrested Monday at the publishers' 
professional studios en complaint of 
Mrs. Louise Pease, who is suing for 
a separation. She asks for $100 
alimony, alleging the songsmith's In- 
come last year almost totaled $15.- 
000. He co-authored "Peggy 
O'XelU" and "Ten Little Fingers" 
among other songs last season. 

Mrs. Pease has abandoned her 
divorce action before Justice Mor- 
schauser in the White Plains Su- 
preme Court and now brings the 
separation action Irt the same court 
on abandonment and non-support 
grounds. The divorce action was 
dismissed on grounds of insuffi- 
cient evidence. 

The Peases, married in 1910, have 
been separated the past six years. 
In 1916 Pease was arrested for aban- 
donment, agreeing later to con- 
tribute a dollar a day for the sup- 
port of his wife and son. 

Pease was released on furnishing 
ball of $1,500 in Liberty Bonds. 

The Gus Sun houses will return 
to the Kieth office after an absence 
of two years, according to report. 
The Keith office and Sun resumed 
friendly relations recently with an 
understanding on bookings that al- 
lowed Keith acts with open time to 
play for the Sun Circuit without 
their standing in the Keith office. 

Sun left Keith office about two 
years ago following complaints of 
the Keith people to the Vaudeville 
Managers Protective A.ssoclatlon 
that Sun was using unfair booking 
methods. The RIvoll, Toledo, which 
was booked by Sun was regarded 
by the Keith people as ''opposition " 
at Ihe time. ; 



Slow to Participate in Post-Election Upturn, But 
Hold Firm Near Low Levels — Small Trading on 

' — —4- ' 


L«an and Mayfi*ld and Ruth St. 
Denis for CentVal 


Jessie Benton Cooke, of Murray 
Hill Hotel, as the executrix of the 
$38,136.35 net estate left by her 
daughter. Marjorle Benton Cooke, 
authoress and monologlst, who died 
at Manila, P. L, April 21, 1920, was 
last week directed by Surrogate 
Foley, of New York, to pay $412.73 
to the office of the State Tax Com- 
mission, being the tax due to the 
State under the Inheritance tax 

The gross value of the estate left 
by Miss Cooke, who died of pneu- 
monia at the age of 44, was recently 
by one of the transfer tax Ktate 
appraisers fixed at $42,358.13. 

noy.s for the cred 

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.Sun I'^ranc'.H.'O. Xov. 8. 
lioU White and Lin;; and Lonpr 
got back from Au.*?trnli:i this woeU. 
the former arriving here yestordiy 
on tlu' X'outur.i, while the to»m got 
in on aboar th'^ Tahiti. 

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Baltimore, Nov. 8. 

Joe Weber and Lew Fields Issued 
a denial Saturday that they had any 
Intention of quitting their unit show. 
Mr. Weber denied he was in 111 
health and said he never felt bet- 
ter In his life, except for a slight 
hoarseness which bothered him the 
early part of the week. 

Weber and Fields had unusually 
successful weeks as far as the 
nights were concerned here and said 
that they have 23 weeks ahead of 
them and Intend to play every one 
of them. 


no.«ton. Nov. 8. 
Louis Simon reported to the Eddie 
Cantor show on Monday, having 
been summoned from New York by 
telegram whci it looked as though 
Lew Hearn was going to quit. On 
Simon's arrival he learned Hearr. 
had had a cha^1^e of disposition and 
was going to ccntijiue to ,'>!ay. and 
Louis returned to .\' w Vorl; to 
join a unit. 


I'll. Zunclg:^ in ttusr nth 
(•(ijisfcuti\e week \\\ Wa-uhingto:. 
I). C. with four W(.fk.« n'.o.-i' l-aoLrd 
• '/) nr; th;:-;r "Mental Tadifi' art m 
ottiu notion — w i th* "Vour H — M ft r il y , ' 


(Continued from page 1) , 
ether, this is a strategic move on 
the part of E. C. Mills, executive 
chairman of the M. P. P. A., to 
offset the commercial radio broad- 
casting stations. A second confer- 
ence between representatives of 
almost 200 stations, the Department 
of Commerce Labor, and represen- 
tatives of the M. P. P. A. and the 
American Society of Composers, 
Authors and Publishers was held 
last week. While nothing definite 
was decided, the commercial radio 
people expressed themselves as op- 
posed to paying any license fee for 
(broadcasting the authors and pub- 
lishers' copyrighted popular output. 
The latter demand some revenue on 
the theory It constitutes a public 
performance for profit. The radio 
people view It In the light that If 
they pay for the entertainment 
they will have to pay for the talent, 
singers, orchestras, etc., which they 
feel Is an Impractical thing Just 

Mr. Mills this week mailed an ul- 
timatum circular letter to every 
broadcasting station advising them 
that all revocable temporary licenses 
to broadcasting popular music be- 
come null and void Immediately and 
that further performances will be 
prosecuted as copyright infringe- 
ments. With it is mailed a form 
application for licensed privilege to 
radio popular songs. Mr. Mills ex- 
pects considerable response from 

Trade Advertising 

The M. P. P. A.'s station will 
have a radius as large as WJZ 
/(Westlnghouse's Newark station), 
but will limit itself for the time to 
50 fniles. One hour each afternoon 
and evening will be devoted to sole- 
ly entertaining the public with popu- 
lar songs. In addition to the usual 
publishers* "^feojig pluggers," un- 
limited talent la available. Then, 
too, the music men will utilize the 
radio for novel commercial adver- 
tising. This Is still In the embryo 
but stunts like advising llsteners-in 
around Christmas timft that a 
special package of sheet music can 
be purchased at such and such 
places for suitable 2^mas gifts will 
likely be pulled. Application Is in 
for the official letter code of the 
M. P. P. A. station which Washing- 
ton, D. C, authorities will assign 
within a week. , 

The composers and publishers' 
attitude Is that the commercial 
radio companies have incurred a 
moral obligation to supply enter- 
tainment with the sale of their re- 
ceiving sets which average about 
$23 each. There are one million In 
use. a revenue of $25,000,000 already 
derived with the field Inexhaustible 
for which the radio people will be 
supplying very little popular music 
If the M. P. P. A. propo.sal of a 
licensed privilege for Its broadcast- 
ing Is not accepted. 

Another Station 

The Radio Corporation of America 
has announced that a powerful 
broadcasting station will shortly be 
opened atop the Aeolian Building. 
Now York, and will replace the 
V.JZ (Newark) station when 
in practical operation. TIuh .seheint* 
for a station In the Times Square 
vicinity has been in the wind for 
.'Oine months. It is really intended 
to fatilitate getting talent from 
r,:fiad\^ay production-^ for reciprocal 
pul.Ikity bcnflts. The plan of 
broaiUuhting .'in <-ntii-c oper.i from 
.1 wire .'Strung from the Arolian 
building to the Mclrupolitan Opcia 

Cecil Lean and Cieo Mayfield were 
'■penciled in" for the Central, New 
York, next week, on Wednesday, 
with the deal reported as not yet 
consummated late^ Wednesday after- 
noon, but with indications pointing 
to the booking being finally ar- 
ranged Thursday. Arthur Pearson'^ 
"Zig Zag" is the unit show at th^ 
Central next week. 

Ruth St. Denis Is listed as the 
extra attraction the following week 
at the Central, New Y'ork, with one 
"Name" scheduled each week there- 
after, as a strengthener. 


Syracuse, Nov. 8. 

Al Smith's smashing victory in 
this rock-ribbed Republican strong- 
hold for the past 20 years was a 
definite Win for the liberalism that 
Smith typifies. That was the inter- 
pretation placed upon yesterday's 
election today by local politicians. 

Miller was personally popular in 
his home city, but the issues in the 
campaign were bigger than the 
man. Miller stood in his home city 
for silk stocking rule and blue law- 
Ism. Smith represented liberalism, 
and some 15,000 Reijubllcans 
changed their political color to vote 

Miller carried only five wards, one 
by just two votes. 



L^ 229^t 4St!;$t«ewYork 

John \\. Rogers gi\ing dcnonsvL - 
lions of "how to r<-maiii youni;." 

I'ndei the maiiamni'Mit of i:o}rern 
')»»• Zaiicigs proi>o.«ie a toi'r of th*- 
world again, and owing to th'- hi<ii 
prict's for halls a lent will le u.'fd. 

hiia.'-o i.s al.'-o heralded as oru' of 
the fO!\H gigantic amusement 
.»<tep.H via the ether. Two tower.s. 
each 100 feet high, are planned. 
Thus will make it tlie world'.s most 
p<»w<'rful rad" station. 


Akron, O.. Nov. 8. 

Announcement is made by officials 
of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber 
Co. that Felber & Shea have leased 
Goodyear hall for the presentation 
of vaudeville. This move was ne- 
cessitated by reason of the con- 
demning of the Grand Opera house, 
for many years the playhouse of 
this concern. 

B. I. Carney, local representative, 
who Is looking after the manage- 
ment of the Colonial, has nssumed 
charge of the Goodyear theatre. 
Bookings at the Hanna, Cleveland, 
will play Goodyear hall Monday 
nights and will then divide the bal- 
ance of the week between Canton 
and Youngstown, O. 

1,500,000 ATTENDANCE 

Kansas City, Nov. 8. 

The Orpheum's big baby, the 
Main Street theatre, celebrated Its 
first birthday this week, and a 
glance over the year's records show 
some interesting figures. 

During the year 1,500,000 persons 
have passed through Its doors. This 
is an average of about 4,000 admls« 
slons a day or about. 123,000 a 
month. Of this throng 127,000 were 
children, under 12 years, who saw 
the shows for their dimes. This total 
means that the dally average of 
children was 340. 

The Orpheum business is holding 
up steadily and is more satisfactory 
than last season. 


Chleago, Nov. 8. 
Eva Tanguay will appear In per- 
son at the L^ngelwood theatre (Shu- 
bert vaudeville) week of Nov. 26. it 
Is announced. Nora Bayes will come 
week of Dec. 3. It was also an- 
nounced that William B. Friedlander 
and Lawrence Weber, who have 
"Main Street Follies " at the Engel- 
wood thi.s week, have procured 
Irene Castle for a Shubert unit. 


MacDonald Watson, star of the 
Scotch play, "Ilunky Dory." which 
passed away after a four weeks' 
run at the Klaw recently, will enter 
vaudeville shortly with n ronriedy 
plavlet lalled "The Prize Winner." 
The .supjjorting cast includes several 
who were in the "Hunky Dory" 
.show. Nell Ilaker, Walter Roy and 
i:r)l)Oit I)r\Ml:»io. 

M. J-! H' nthnm has the act. 

The amusement stocks .fa ve a fair 
showing during the period following 
the severe dip of last mid-week. 
They were under pres.sure at times, 
but offered resistance at new points. . 
It appeared tP market observers 
that support was being thrown into 
Loew whenever the 19- point was 
threatened. Orpheum, which had 
dropped to 2lVi for a few trades 
during the worst of the recent re- 
action, appeared to be secure at a 
fraction above that mark. 

Famous Players gave the best 
account of itself, holding at better 
than 94 wltlv the exception of the 
poor showing at the opening 
Wednesday. For some reason the 
pools are all Inactive, except when 
their favorites are threatened. While 
the market has been giving every 
evidence of strength (as. for in- 
stance, the advance of steel Wednes. 
day nearly 4 points), but th« 
amusements do not seem to get into 
the parade. 

It would appear that everybody 
concerned with the amusements is 
marking lime for the present, but 
keeping a watchful eye on prices 
and generally assuming for the time 
being a defensive attitude. Rumors 
are plentiful In reference to sensa- 
tional developments in Loew, a re- 
vival of the industriously circulated 
tip of several weeks ago. The be- 
haviour of the stock, howevef, 8rlve« ^ 
no evidence that Insicl^erf are making 
any move to discount an Immediat* 
development, nor that outsiders are 
acting on hot Infprmatlon. It well 
might be that If something Is about 
to come out in Loew. Insiders ar« 
holding the stock down for purposes 
of accumulation. 

The thing that distinguished Loew 
was that whenever It broke through 
19 on the way down, brokers with 
buying orders found It Impossible 
to execute them except at prices 
higher by three-eighths or a half and 
always above If. The sales below 
that figure were a mystery. One 
pretty Times square trader with an 
Intimate knowledge of the amuse- . 
ment business and a comprehensive 
command of big business and mar- 
ket psychology, tried to get 500 Loew 
at 19 Monday, but it couldn't be 
done. This trader, by the way, 
thinks Loew is a buy and says it 
with his own mbney. 

Orpheum has been dead. Wednes- 
day it was done at 22^, after hold- 
ing for 23 for several sessions. The ^ 
story Is still about that Its advanc* ; 
is checked by the opposition of on« ' 
interest which persists on selling 
against the pool and the determina- 
tion of the pool that It will not 
work the price up until the bear* 
operator has been definitely elim- 
inated. It may be that the bull 
pool Is maneuvering to Jockey the 
short player Into a position where 
he can be run In. 

Nothing came out about Famous 
Players which stood at its best 
Wednesday at the close. 96. Tranr-* 
actions In the Issue have been at an; 
extreme low level for if^w days.* 
Technicolor, on the Curb, was weak, 
getting back to Its starting point 
at 25. CJoldwyn also was soft 
around 6Vi. Altogether It was att 
uninteresting week for e very bod : . 

The of transiaotiona Nov. » te 
10, inclunivr: 


Thur«<l«>'— Haleii. HlKh.Kov,. I.aiit. 

Fara. I*l»y-L,... 3,«J00 1>5% Wt'i t»i% 

I>o. pfd IHK) «8',4 08 tW4 

Ooldwyn 000 0% «% <i% 

I.oe\v, Inc 2,0U0 11>^ U» J9ji 

Orph.-um SOU 22%, ZiV, K^Ji 


Fam. IMay-L,. .. 2.700 9.' 04*i O.'iU 

c:<>ldwyn MM) 6% Av« a% 

Loow. Inc 1.40r) lo^ ]« u^^ 

Orpheum 700 234 '^3 '£1 


Fam. I'lay-T.. .. fWO 90 JMV* 94^ 

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I.oew. Inc WW 1»?'4 1U\ Ift^B 

Uiph.uiii .'too l-.*! r.'H *3 

I'.oston fold 2o Orpheum at '23. 


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Coldwyn TiOO fl-; n\ jr; 

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O. ph< uni t.'00 1:3 1'3 'JS 

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Fam. JMay-T.. . l'.(»0 90 ft.'i'i J»0 

(ialdA-yn .V)!) OS 0', «% 

I.«iew, Inc l.IWi iuy« !!»% i;»\ 

Orpheum 100 '-'S'i I'ZM '£i% 



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T>iur»duy— .Sale*. Iliuhlyn^'. Lasl. Chg. 
T'- itnu.,'.oT.w 1.. 100 l'."»',i :.'.".'i IT.'j 

Friday — 
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V A U D fi V I L L E 

Friday* November 10, 1922 



Pan Shows May Also Occupy Garrick, Minneapolis 
—Units Out When Better Terms Were Urged, 
Finkelstcin & Rubin Declare 

Chicago, Nov. 8. 
Another week has been added to 
the I'antapos circuit without extra 
railroad fare, under a deal by which 
3'antago.s' vaudeville succeeds Shu- 
bert vaudeville at the Palace thea- 
tre in St. Paul. Minn., starting Sun- 
day, November 12. The Shubert 
unit shows discontinue at that the- 
atre Saturday night, November 11. 
•with the llnal performance of Jack 
Reid'!? "Carnival of Fun" and the 
next day the Pantages' brand of 
vaudeville will have its first show- 
ing in that city. 

Minneapolis has been the open- 
ing point of the I'antages' tour 
proper for many years, but this ia 
the first time that the shows have 
pone into St. I'aul. The shows will 
move from St. Paul to Winnipeg 
and on west. 

The Shuberts had vaudeville at 
the Palace in St. Paul and at the 
(Jarrick in Minneapolis, and there 
is a rumor that the Pantagcs' 
vaudeville will be transferred to the 
Carrlck In Minneapolis and pic- 
tures installed at Fantages in that 
city. '■„.*;■ '■ ':-."--'-■' '■• 

Finkelstein and "Rubin announce 
that the arrangement with the Shu- 
berts was terminated because the 
patronage of the seven shows played 
did not warrant Increasing the 
t*;rms for the producers, which was 
urged' by the Shuberts on the ground 
that jumps were long and the shows 
too expensive to be financed under 
the original arrangement. 

The ICmpress, In St. Paul, Is to 
offer "When Knighthood Was In 
Flower' for a run which will leave 
Finkelstein and Rubin with the 
Palace in Minneapolis, a single half 
week, for which no bookings are 
available. C. H. Preston is at pres- 
ent booking the house from Chicago. 
The reduction of the number of 
vaudeville houses in Minneapolis 
and St. Paul affects points in that 
section which play vaudeville. A. J. 
Cooper of the Riviera at LaCrosse. 
Wis., was In Chicago r last week 
seeking bookings from Pantages, 
Carrell and possibly other agencies. 
It is said that Charles E. Hodklns 
of the Pantages office told Cooper 
he was not interested In supplying 
vaudeville for single days or half 


25% Accepted by "Spice of 

"Life"' — No Closing 


A general salary cut of 25 per 
cent, was accepted by the members 
of the cast of the "Spice of Life," a 
Shubert vaudeville unit. The "cut" 
becomes effective this week while 
the unit is playing the Harlem 
opera house. New York. 

According to the Affiliated circuit 
officials the cut' was mutually 
agreed upon between the members 
of "Spice of Life" and Al Jones 
and Morris Green, the producers of 
the unit. 

Detroit, Nov. 8. 
Members of the Roger Imhof unit, 
which played here last week, said 
they had voluntarily agreed to a 
salary cut, but no threats had 
been made that the show would 
close if they did not acquiesce to 
a reduction. 

(Substantially the samtf' situation 
was disclosed in several other units 
to which Variety had sent tele- 
grams of inquiry.) • 


Johnny DooUy R«plac«d by J. B. 
Carson and Othar Changas Mada 

Johnny Dooley la out of the Bar- 
ney Gerard- Shubert unit, "Town 
Talk," having left the production 
Saturday night of last week, follow- 
ing the engagement at the Crescent, 
Brooklyn. Dooley and Gerard mu- 
tually terminated a pay-or-play 
contract for 80 weeks out of 35. 
Gerard also waived an option for 
Dooley's services for next season. 

"Town Talk" will continue over 
the Affiliated Circuit with James B. 
Carson taking Dooley's former role. 
Several acts from the Gerard's 
"Funmakers," which recently closed, 
will bo added to "Town Talk." They 
are Libby and Sparrow, Beck and 
White and Prop and Stone. 

The changres will become effective 
this week while the unit Is playing 
the Boro Park and Astoria (split 
week). Several scenes from the 
"Funmakers" will be Inserted in 
"Town Talk" to replace several of 
the scenes In which Dooley ap- 

Riano, Northlane . and Ward, of 

Tl\e~"Town Talk" cast, will retire to 

make room for the newcomers. It 

is understood the three-act will 


Jake Lleberman retired as man- 
ager and Charles MacDonnald, ad- 
vance agent, left last Saturday 
night. Louis Gerard will manage 
the unit temporarily. , 


Local "Ballet Ruase" Added 
Singer Show in Cleveland 



Geo. M. Gives Use of Revue 
Script to Prisoners 

Auburn, N. T., Nov. ^. 

Inmatca of Auburn Prison have 
started rehearsals for their semi- 
annual public entertainment to be 
staged this year for three nights, 
December 4, 5 and «, In the prison 
chapel. The pri?onem have chosen 
the George M. , Cohan Revue, the 
script for which has been received 
from Mr. Cohan himself with best 
wishes for a successful show. . 

The Cohan style of show was 
chosen because of the success which 
attended the last production, "Very, 
Good. Eddy." Some former profes- 
sionls who once trod the boards 
arc in the cast. 

Members of the Syracuse Central 
City Society of Magicians wi*l go 
to Auburn Prison November 11 to 
assist the Welfare League In Its 
Armistice Day program. Richard 
P. Staley, manager of the Grand, 
will send over a numt)€r of acts, 
and one of the movie houses a fea- 
ture photoplay. 

Cleveland, Nov. 8. 
Cleveland's own "Ballet Russo." 
with forty local young women, is 
a^ the State this week as an added 
attraction to Jack Singer's unit, 
"Hello. New York." The Ballet 

Osslning, N. Y., Nov. 8. 
A regular musical comedy, "The 
Honey Girl." will be produced for 
the annual Inmate show *f Sing 
Sing prison. This show was a hit 
on Broadway and In Chicago last 
year, and Is still on the road. It 
will be perfected by the addition of 
original numbers, both muslcai and 
vaudeville. . - T 

The three performances given last 
year were so overtaxed in point of 
attendance that the number will be 
Increased to four performances this 
The evenings of December 5, 


Shubart Brnvn-YMkr Laaaa for 
•howa Raportad Cancelled 

Chicago, Nov. |. 

The Apollo theatre will ))ass frog^ 
Shubert control back to the man* 
afirement of A. H. Woods at the con^ 
elusion of the run of Al Jolson, sq 
It was given out here by Lou H. 
Houseman, Woods' western repr«. 

The Apollo was opened a year 
ago last May. Shortly after it 
passed to the control of Shubert 
Advanced Vaudeville, Inc., for 4 
seven-year period at an annual 
rental of $150,000. This contract has 
been annulled under a new deal of 
some sort. 



• - 1 year 

looks, like a group of students of ^ 7 and 8 were set aside for this 


Auburn, N. Y., Nov. 8. 
Staley & Birbeck's Musical Black 

the classical dance from some 
school, with instructors leading it 

It is very amateurish in staKin^ j 

and execution. Closing the show at I capable 


The call for volunteers brought 
staKing { forth some really remarkably 

manager of the Grand, will not go 
out with the act this season. In- 
stead he has a relative who will 
take his place. This will be the first 
time in 40 years that Mr. Staley has 
not been on the road. 

He now has a chain of theatres in 
central New York and will remain 
here to look after his interests. 
Associated with him is Mortimer 
1 Howell of Rochester, a stepson. Mr. 
Howell books the pictures for the 
various houses and Mr. Staley 
looks after the vaudeville, road at- 
tractions, etc. 

the State, it does nothing for the 

Owing to the number of people on 
the State's bill this week, the local 
dancing girls are dressing in rooms 

smiths act will be put out early assigned them In front of the house 
next month. Richard F. Staley.' 

The newspaper pass for women 
is in effect for this week at the 
State, a daily Issuing coupon admit- 
ting women only to matinees. 


Mickey Walker Appearing With 
"Gimme a Thrill" at $1,500 


Grace E. Dickinson was granted 
$20 weekly alimony and $200 coun- 
sel fees by Justice O'Malle/ in the 
New York Supreme Court, in her 
suit for divorce against Homer >p. 
Dickinson. Mrs. Dickinson is pro- 
fcEsionaliy Gracie Deagon and v/nr 
formerly the defendant's stage 

•talent" and the difHculty 

has not been so much in securing 
actors as in limiting them. The 
Ringing roles have not been 
neglected and the several fine musi- 
cal numbers are In the hands of 
men who have spent years on the 
concert anci opera stage. • 

The proceeds from the four per- 
formances of "Honey GIr " go to- 
ward payment for the Christmas 
boxes given to all the inm.ites, and 
swell the fund that supports the 
vjir'ous branches of the constiuctlve 
work that the League maintains 
throughout the year — a w »rk that 
mean.s nuich to the man attempting 
to reform and prepare hims3lf for 
life uposi release from prison. 

TicUet.s f r any one of t>io=?* per- 
formance.-.- may be secure J by letter 
to the Show Committee and cost 
|1 each. 

Mickey Walker, the young boxer 
from Elizabeth, N. J., who ascended 
to the head of the welterweight 
division by defeating Jack Britton 
at Madison Square Garden last 
week, Is appearing with Jos. M. 
Gaites* Shubert unit show "Gimme 
a Thrill," In Newark this week. 
Walker received a demonstration in 
Newark follpwing his victory. It is 
reported the new champion Is re- 
ceiving 11,600 for the engagement 
and if business warrants Walker 
will be retained for Philadelphia 
next week. 

There is a humorous angle to the 
engagement. Gaites alao is inter- 
ested in "He Who Gets Slapped' 
and it was after seeing a perform- 
ance of that show at a neighbor- 
hood house that he made arrange- 
ments with the "shipper's" manager. 
It Is the boxers first theatrical 

Can't Kid New Britain 

New Britain, Conn., Nov. 8. 
The New Britain Chamber of 
Commerce at a recent meeting of- 
fered a resolution putting the ban 
on members of the theatrical pro- 
fession "getting a laugh at the ex- of our fair city. ' 

A communication was a(ldre8s<>d 
to the managers of each of the local 
theatres, advising them of the ac- 
tion of the chamljer. and requesting 
that they personally see to it that 
Rll puns which cast reflection on 
"The Hardware City of the World" 
"lOC prohibited In the local thentrrj*. 

OF Rons 

Leonard and Barry Added to 
Irene Castle, Eva Tanguay -^ 
and Nora Bayes ^ 

The "names" which will be i.dde4| 
to the Shubert vaudeville units ^{ 
strengtheners started this wkelt^ 
with Irene Castle at the Central, 
New York, with "Facts and Fig- 
ures.** Mi38 Castle will play four 
weeks for the Afniiated circuit, ra-.^ 
Joining a unit the week of Nov. 11 
at the Chestnut Street opera house^ 
Philadelphia. - y 

Norah Bayes Joins He>»ry Dixon'i 
"Midnight Revels" next week at 
Boston. Miss Bayes recently closed 
with her own musical production at 
the Cohan, New York. It Is 
reported negotiations between the 
Keith offlce terminated when the 
K^Ith people refused to meet tha 
Bayes figures, and the unit en- 
gagement followed. r5^^ 

Eva Tanguay will rejoin "Faita' 
and Figures" next week at tha, 
Harlem opera house. Irene Castlf^ 
laying off next week. Tanguay 
played one week with the unit at 
Hartford and was reported a 

Benny Leonard, lightweight cham- 
pion. Joins Arthur Klein's "Hello 
Everybody" in two weeks at the 
State, Cleveland. Wesley Barry 
Joins another unit playing around 
Chicago. .•>.:*'■ ■■.■'„ . .^i-j 



"Success," the Max Spiegel unlt,i 
featuring Nonette and Abe Rey- 
nolds, Is undergoing changes this 
week. The Royal Pekln Troupe 
closes In St. Louis Nov. 11. and Abe 
Reynolds and Ben Holme? go into 
the olio in their comedy act, "Do 
Me a Favor." Another comedy 
scene is being added to the revue. 
Max Quitman, who has managed 
the show since the start of the sMi* 
son is ahead, starting Nov. 6 aS 
special press representative, with 
John Dow ahead as general agent. 
Ben Holmes takes over the min* 
agement of "Succesi^" This unit 
plays two weeks of <vie and two* 
nighters weeks Nov. 12- a^id 19, and 
goes to the Englewood, Chicago, 
week of Nov. 26. They will play 
Hannibal, Mo.; Qulncy, HI.; Spring* 
field, 111.; Terre Haute, Ind.; Bloom- 
ington. 111.; Peoria, 111.; Cham- 
paign. 111., and Ft. Wayne. Ind. 

Wesley Barry Is in the Garrick," 
Chicago, next week as a recruit to 
Shubert vaudeville. 

George La Follette Is the new 
feature with the "Main Street Fol- 
lies," which was reorganized in Chi- 
cago and opened at the Englewood 
theatre this week. 


"Three thousand Providence children," said the Providence Tribune, "will grow up with the tenderest 
recollections of J'.ert Levy and the treat in song, picture, and story he k'«vo them f«tr two hours jit the Albee 
Theatre, last Saturd.iy. So that the bedridden children of our city would not bo dis.ippointefl, I'.ort repeated 
bl.s show in the kiddies' ward of the Rhode Island Hospital and WON the love and prayers of the stricken 

"Bert Levy Is blessed with the gift of finding his way into the hearts of the little ones." 

V— > : V ^ - . : — PROVIDENCK JOrRNAL. 

Jed Dooley left the 'Main Street 
Follies" at the end of the week at 
tho Garrick, Chicago, and joined 
"Facts and Figures" in H.irtford. 
Conn., this week. 

A group of one-night stond.s has 
l 1 I .ugurated on the Slwrbert 
lin.e to break tho two-week jump 
between St. )uis and Chi;\iKO. The 
(owns en_ route are: Hannibal, 
Quincy, Fort Madi.son, Burlington, 
Muscatine, Monmouth, (Jalesburg, 
Peoria (two days), BloominRton, 
SpriiiRilcld (two days), and Terre 
Haute (two days). 

Bobby Hit,';j:in«i leaves tlw Ja^'k 
Singer Shubert unit, "HeII<» Ne^ 
York." after tho engagement a< 
Chicago the week of Nov. IS. Hig' 
gins' vaudeville cast. Betty I'icrc* 
and Joseph Callahan will leave with 
him. Higgins may play th.- Fa"* 
tages circuit with his a< t, "Oh 
Chetncy," which was a feature of 
the unit. Higgins recently P^* 
chased Sam Shannon's int'^itst in 
"Oh Chetney" and is now the »ol« 
owner of the vehicle. . 


n; ^. iCW'/ • ■Ji.'f'm- 


TTia^ ''•y; .^i^NiT?* 

Friday, November 10, 1922 



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Commission Men Look for Radical Changes in Book- 
::'\ ing System — Feel That Curtailment of Their 
Activities Is Likely f 

Indications strongly pointed to the 
Keith office rapidly extending its 
recently instituted system of book- 
ing acts direct this week. Each 
passing week finds more acts booked 
directly by the Keith ^Jrganisation 
than the previous week. 

Keith agents watQhing the trenl 
of events have conflicting views on 
the situation, with a large number 
leaning to the belief that evcntuallv- 
the Keith direct booking system will 
be en'arged to such an extent th<it 
the agent's occupation will be 
greatly restricted. 

Others of a more conservative 
turn of mind hold to the opinion 
that the Keith office will not curtail 
agents all together, at least not for 
a long time to come, but they feel 
that it is rather likely that the num- 
ber of agents will be cut down to n 

: There are about 75 artists* repre- 
sentatives doing business on the 
Keith big time (6th floor) at pr sent, 
and about 50 bookTng on the 5th 
floor, or Family department. 

The Keith direct booking depart- 
ment has been further extended by 
the addition of Blllee Taylor. In 
addition to Taylor, Johnny Collns 
is acting In the capacity of ppeclal 
Keith olfice scout for new material 
and Clark Brown as special contract 
man. ^ 

The -Keith people have given no 
Indications thus far as to any action 
that may be taken with* respect to 
the present system of booking, al- 
though It Is well known that the 
feeling has existed for a long time 
In the Keith ofllce that there are 
too many agents. 

Meanwhile, the agents are mark- 
ing time with expectations that the 
first of the coming year will more 
than likely be marked by a radical 
change in the booking system. 


One Time Actress, Believed to 
Be Wealthy, Dies Alone 
'^v in Syracuse 


Alleges Common- Law Marriage to 
His Divorced Wife, Now Deceased ^ ^f Syracuse. 

Syracuse,' Nov. 8. 

Mrs. Kathleen Smith, 43, former 
actress and widow of the late Sam- 
uel C. Smith, wealthy furniture 
manufacturer of Canastota, was 
found starving in her room at the 
Hotel Howard yesterday afternoon 
and died a few hours later in the 
Grouse Irving Hospital. 

Mrs. Smith, at one time known as 
the most beautiful woman In Madl- 
son county and as Muriel Brandt, a 
stage favorite throughout the coun- 
try, was believed to possess a small 
fortune. \'::.'\\[: ;^''-r !.'-,'■' '^-'y 

She engaged a room at the How- 
ard Hotel about a year ago and had 
llv^d there ever since. Little wag 
known of the woman at the hotel 
outside the fact tl^at her parents 
died when she was a young girl and 
that she was reputed to be worth 

Samuel Smith, her husband, com- 
mitted suicide on board the steam- 
ship Prlnz August, Dec. 11. 1908, 
when the boat was near Kingston, 
Jamaica. He was on a. trip for his 
health following a nervous break- 

Following the death of her hus- 
band a dispute arose over his es- 
tate. Smith's father claimed the 
couple was never married and that 
,the first he knew of his son having 
a wife was when Mrs. Smith con- 
tested the estate. Her claim was 
fought and she did not appear when 
the estate came up for final settle- 
ment In 1910. 

Mrs. Smith has several relatives 
living in Syracuse, all of whom are 
reputed to be well to do and promi- 
nent In the business and social life 


Act Canceled by Pan Booker on 
Ground It Played Other House 

^' Chicago, Nov. 8. 

A clause In the Pantages contract, 
which might be construed to mean 
that an act has no value for the 
Chateau theatre in Chicago If it has 
played other houses in Chicago, was 
urged as a reason for cancellation of 
Ed Lowry's act by Charles E. Hod- 
kins, general manager of the cir- 
cuit with headquarters here, and 
cancellation of an act under such 
circumstances is likely to be called 
to the attention of the Vaudeville 
Managers' Protective Association. 

Ed Lowry was wired to Daven- 
port, Iowa, and ofTered the Pan- 
tages time. The telegram was con- 
firmed. Lowry came to Chicago and 
reported at the Chateau theatre. 
There w»s evidently some mlxup In 
the bookings (which is not uncom- 
mon under the Pantages systeai of 
handling bookings), and when the 
act Insisted upon fulfillment of its 
contract Mr. Hodkins fell back on 
this obsolete clau.*»e In the contract. 

The fact that Lowry had broken 
in his act at an obscure hide-away 
theatre in Chicago was known to 
the Pantages Chicago office, to the 
agent booking the act, and to all In- 
terested, It Is claimed and, s'nce that 
clause Iq the Pantages conttact has 
not previously beenNperlDusly re- 
garded, it Is declared that "usual" 
business conduct nullify the clause. 


Reported Grosses for Shubert 

Vaudeville — Weber & Fields 

$7,500 in Baltimore 


Orpheum Closes More Entire Tours 
Than Ever 3efore Up to Nov. 1 

Chicago, Nov. 8. 

More acts have been booked over 
the Orpheum circuit by the Chi- 
cago booking office, of which Sam 
Kahl is the head, this season, than 
have been booked up to Nov. 1 In 
any year recently. The list of acts 
booked for the entire circuit, which 
does not Include a great number 
booked for a pr.rt of the circuit, 
has been compiled and Is as follows: 

Roscoe Ails, Ben Nee One, Ben- 
.son's Orchestra, Four Camerons, 
Cliff Clark, Wonder Girl, Dougal 
and Leary, The Florenis, Fries and 
Wilson, Jack and Jessie Gibson, 
Jack George Duo, Hall and Dexter, 
Ernest Hlatt, Bobby Henshaw, Bert 
Howard, Fred Hughes, Three White 
Kuhns, Klnzo, Five Minstrel Mon- 
archs, Lloyd Nevada, Pearson. New- 
port and Pearson, Rubin and Hall, 
Bill Robinson, Seattle Harmony 
Kings, Stan Stanley and Co., 
Charles Wilson, Selda Brothers. 
Zelaya, Belle Montrose and Karl 

Unverified reports of the Shubert 
unit grosses last week had Loew's 
State, Cleveland, again leading with 
112.000. "Rltz Girls of 1922" was 
the attraction. The petrolt opera 
house, Detroit, with "Say It with 
Laughs" was reported as having 
done 110,000, and the Garrlck, Chi- 
cago, with "Oh What a Girl" also 
about $10,000. "Town Talk" at the 
Crescent, Brooklyn, |8,000. 

The Central, New York, with 
"Spice of Life," did about |8,000. 
The Weber and Fields unit. •Re- 
united," was reported as having 
taken a big drop at the Baltimore 
Academy with a reported gross of 
$7,500. The Weber and Fields show 
has been hitting the $12,000 mark 
and over regularly since It Started. 
The Baltimore house, however, has 
been a hard nut for the units to 
crack, most of the shows hitting the 
toboggan In receipts when playing 

The Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, 
with Herman Tlmberg'a "Frolics of 
1922." did about $8,500; Aldlne, 
Pittsburgh, with "Hello New York," 
$6,500; "As You Were," at Keeney's, 
Newark, $8,500; and Criterion, Buf- 
falo, with '^Oth Century Revue," 


Fogier, Juggler, Sajd to Have Vie- 
timized Stage Aspirant* 

' Denver, Nov, S.^*^ 
Rol^rt Fogier, a Juggler, was ar- 
rested at Omaha last week by Post- 
office Inspector Roy E. Nelson, and 
will be returned to Denver to face a 
charge of obtaining money by fraud- 
ulent use of the mails. 

According to Acting Postofflce In^' 
spector J. C. Lindland, Fogler's game 
was to offer engagements on the 
big time to the man who would pagr 
him $125 for railroad fare to New 
York. It is charged that Fogier 
victimized several youths In this 
fashion, and then departed for 
Omaha. He will be returned to 
Denver for trial. 


Jenie Jacobs Argues Claim on 
Division of Extra Act 
. Changes 

Other reported grosses were "Zlg- ' 
Zag." at Majestic, Boston, $6,000; 
Belasco, Washington, with "Hello 
Everybody." $7,500; Garrlck, Min- 
neapolis, with "Carnival of Fur," 

The aboVe grosses based on re- 
ports from the various cities and 
are estlnvites, the Shubert office and 
the Affiliated Theatres Corporation 
declining to give out figures. 

The Jenle Jacobs -Jack Morris 
Shubert unit "As You Were." which 
left the Affiliated Circuit and is 
booked to open a tour of the Er- 
langer legit houses Nov. 13. next 
Monday, has a claim against the 

The Affiliated added Bob Nelson 
to "As You Were" when the unit 
I played Keeney's, Newark. Miss 


Chicago, Nov. 8. 
Mrs. Fred Barnes, wife of the 
president of the Barnes Amusement 
Company, was robbed last Thursday 
of $10,000 worth of Jewels. The 
thieves entered the Barnes home 
while Mrs. Barnes was at a picture 
show. I 

Pride alone Is believed to have 
been the cauae of the plight and her 

Harry R. Casey, one-time vaude- 
▼llle actor, In applying for letters of ^allure to ask for food, 
administration of the estate of Mrs. 
Mary V. Casey, his divorced wife, 
claimed ne was still her husband by 
common law marriage subsequent to 
the divorce decree. ^Thls unusual 
case came up before Surrogate 
Foley. Mrs. Casey died Oct. 6 at 
her home, 375 Riverside Drive, New 

Casey admitted that his wife dl-. 
Vorced him In 1912, but avers that 
her family knew of their subsequent 
common law union, and submitted 
cancelled checks Indorsed "Mrs. H. 
R. Casey." 

Andrew D. Gllgun, the petitioning 
actor's brothor-ln-law, opposed 
Casey on the ground "no man should 
be allowed to show a common-law 
relation between himself and a de- 
ceased woman for the sole purpose 
of sharing in her estate." The case 
was adjourned. - 


Ogdensburg, N. Y., Nov. 8. 

The Canadian immigration author- 
ities have given a special permit to 
Pearson's orchestra, of Ogdensburg. 
to fill engagements In their country. 

Notification to this effect was re- 
ceived today by Manager Pearson, 
who took an appeal from a former 
ruling barring the musicians from 
engngcments over the river under an 
interpretation of the Canadian im- 
migration act. 


Chicago, Nov. 8. 

Saturday night's audiences in ths 
loop theatres answered the "be- 
tween-the-acts" appeal of the Sal- 
vation Army lassies to the extent 
of $2,142.39, beating last year's total 
by $192. Mrs. E. J. Buchan (Anna- 
belle Whiteford, former "Follies" 
beauty) was in charge of the the- 
atres for the Sanation Army Com- 

The theatres and the amounts col- 
lected In each follow: 

Apollo, $148.50; Blackstone, 
$203.50; Colonial, $28.78; Garrlck, 
$129.33; Great Northern, $154.86; 
Illinois, $91.30; LaSalle, $176.94; 
Playhouse, $93.25; Powers, $17.25; 
Princess, $158.68; Selwyn, $148.11; 
Studebaker, $122.79; Woods', $91.11; 
Harris, $145.95; Palace, $70.51; Ma- 
jestic, $128.86; State-Lake, $118.75; 
Marigold, $97.92; donation, $5. 


Chicago, Nov. 8. 

Outside agents frequent the Mar- 
lowe theatre with great regularity 
as acts which are not known to 
bookers are often presented therQ 
for a Chicago showing. 

The other night Manager Harry 
Kaufman tightened down on the 
agents, as he was playing to capac- 
ity business. Harry Santley, peeved 
at this action, walked up and down 
in front of the theatre crying out: 
"This theatre Is unftilr to unor- 
ganized agents." Manager Kauf- 
man, alarmed lest friends of union 
labor might take the announcements 
seriously, weakened and let